As part of the Irazu Volcano & Orosi Valley tour we stopped at the city of Cartago in Central Costa Rica. Getting to the city from the Volcano one starts to enjoy and appreciate the rural setting of Costa Rica. It was a scenic trip with spectacular views of the green Orosi valley. Cartago was the first capital of Costa Rica and the Basilica is the most important site of the city. Once we arrived to the basilica one can notice the uniqueness. The structure of the basilica is of a Byzantine style that makes it interesting. The inside has hand painted columns that give it a feeling of a Byzantine church. The tour guide informed us that August second is the anniversary of the Virgin. Pilgrims come from different part of Costa Rica each August to participate in the anniversary.
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