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Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa)

Banos, Ecuador
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Beautiful church with amazing history

You can't miss this beautiful church if you are walking around Banos. It is worth the time to go... read more

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rubygirl6
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Out walking in Banos You can’t miss this church Wow what a beautiful sight It’s as grand inside as... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jerri V
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Marion, IL
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The town of Banos is famous for this magnificent Basilica, a place of pilgrimage for those seeking to thank the Virgin of the Holy Water for her many miracles.
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  • Average10%
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Reviewed yesterday

You can't miss this beautiful church if you are walking around Banos. It is worth the time to go inside and see the impressive art as well as learn the history of this church and wonderful town.

Thank rubygirl6
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Out walking in Banos You can’t miss this church Wow what a beautiful sight It’s as grand inside as out! If your in Banos Ecuador you need to visit for the historic as well as religion it represents! I’m glad we visited this historic sight....More

Thank Jerri V
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If viewing Catholic cathedrals is something you like, don't miss this one in Banos, Ecuador. It is beautiful and interesting. You will see many people who are hoping for healing from the holy waters of the nearby falls.

Thank Lucretia P
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Very old church, take the time to stroll through the corridors and read the story written on the plaques by the walls. Lite a candle at the end and make your pray.

Thank ChristianFreyHD
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church on the outside with its volcanic rock. On the inside it just looks brilliant. The paintings on the walls show volcano eruptions and people miraculously being saved. Did not expect this in such a small town.

Thank Pimmetje_7
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

It is located in the center of town across from the major plaza. It is easy to spot anywhere in the city. Its exterior is magnificent with the twin steeples and inside is just breathtaking. A must to see.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This is a nice church, but nothing special. I just visited it because I had the time. Not worth a special trip.

Thank Milpitas_traveller
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I happened to arrive there when a service for school kids started. Lot’s of music, clapping and singing along. The church itself is colourful, really detailed woodwork, but still light and friendly. It’s a must see if you like churches. If you are not fond...More

Thank Caffeineaddictontour
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

The town of Banos is beautiful and very touristy and we wish we were not on a tour so that we could spend more time here. Once in town one cannot miss this impressive cathedral with its gothic style architecture and huge doors. Once inside...More

Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Quite impressive and simply beautiful church with very cosy patio. You definitely have to visit it while being in Banos.

Thank Marie L
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