What a church in a small town. It is beautiful and the entire story of the church is told on plaques on the wall. The church is huge and gorgeous. August 2nd is the day it was founded and every August 2nd, millions of people flock to the church. Said to have healing powers and there are displays of charms... 更多
Cartago is a short stop away from San Jose with a direct bus. Most of the sites are close to the bus stop and within walking distance. I went on sunday and while people seemed open to visitors entering during mass, I briefly glimpsed from the outside to be respectful. Inside looked absolutely marvelous. It doesnt compare to many of... 更多
We drove through Cartago and stopped at the Basilica. It is a beautiful church with stain glass panes. Along the side near the bottom they have the holy water that you can fill containers with. I am not Catholic but this is one of the most beautiful experiences I had. There is a nice courtyard with restaurants along the streets.... 更多
This day is a holiday in Costa Rica. Thousands of people walked from different parts of the country and even neighboring countries to this church in Cartago. People could enter the church on foot or on their knees all the way to the altar. The church itself was beautiful. Not the most magnificent church I've ever seen, but I have... 更多
In August people pilgrimage to this beautiful church. Lots of people! I'm not a fan of crowds and I'm not sure where all these people park in such a small town. So we arrived at the end of July and witnessed some pre-preparations for the event. Luckily without the crowds! A stage was being set up outside. Booths selling rosaries... 更多
A beautiful site worth visiting. It reflects the Costa Rican faith and love for the Virgin Mary. Make sure to go to the church basement.