Pics from Cartago, Costa Rica

Cartago is a city in Costa Rica, about 25 km east of the capital, San José. It is at an elevation of about 1435 m above sea level, at the base of the Irazú Volcano. Many pilgrims come to Cartago annually, to visit the nation’s principal church, the enormous Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, on the feast day of the Virgin of the Angels (August 2). The church has a statue of a Black Madonna known as La Negrita, who supposedly had great healing powers. The sick come to her statue in hope of a miracle from La Negrita. Here are a few pics from a visit back in 2012, hope you like them.

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