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

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Free and beautiful

Beautiful little church in the middle of town. Free to go inside and see, gorgeous architecture... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RockPaperTravel
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Edmonton, Canada
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Beautiful church

The unassuming exterior is nothing like the interior of the church, which is breathtaking. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2018
Riverview C
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Chapala, Mexico
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful little church in the middle of town. Free to go inside and see, gorgeous architecture, was decorated all nice for New Years as well!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

The unassuming exterior is nothing like the interior of the church, which is breathtaking. It is presently being restored, but it was still easy to see all the murals and the altar.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Riverview C
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

I wandered into this church while exploring Banos. Beautiful tile work and interesting artwork through out. Nice place to spend some quiet time in and enjoy the history of this neat little town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sailing00
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Everyone visiting Banos should take time to enjoy the stories presented in the murals in the Iglesia. The Church is a treasure! A side chapel of the Virgin is a must see. Plus the museum is a great place to relax from the crowds. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Janis C
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This church is different than any other I saw before. Full of paintings which represent different stories/miracles done in the area of Baños. A must see if you are in town.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank the1whocares
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We attended a wedding at Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water in September - what a stunning venue. Unfortunately, the church had put scaffolding up on the front of the altar making a little hard to really enjoy the beauty.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This church was a big contrast to some of the churches we have visited elsewhere in Ecuador. The artwork was much more modern depicting events in the 19th century and there were some interesting sculptures including a shrine with a sculpture of Jesus after dying...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

Great place for taking pictures. Nice paintings showing miracles performed by the Virgin We spent around 30 minutes at this church. Wasn't planned, but I am glad we visited the church.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Vijay K
Reviewed 11 July 2018

On a rainy day, I went inside the church to get out of the rain. The church was beautiful, lit up, and definitely used for mass several times a day. Go in the back and see all the votive candles.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Steve K
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Beautiful must see! The attached museum is very interesting with a variety of both church and local history. Great photo at night.

Date of experience: February 2018
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