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

Banos, Ecuador
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Beautiful

It is located in the center of town across from the major plaza. It is easy to spot anywhere in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
B3VA
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Richmond, Virginia
Nice church

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Milpitas_traveller
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Milpitas, California
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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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  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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
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
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Just happened to walk into the church, just before the service started. It gave me a chance to sit or stand admiring the details of all the artwork. A beautiful courtyard where you can just sit and meditate. A very great experience

Thank BrittB611
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Amazingly beautiful. Cannot express with words how gorgeous the cathedral is. Praying to the Virgen and putting our wishes with prayers on those candles was an amazing experience. Very humbled to have walked around the church sharing with my family the wonderful miracles that have...More

Thank mgfuentes730
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This church wasn't built until the early 20th century, but has a great classic look and the volcanic stone adds to its character. The huge beautiful paintings from different eras in the church's history depict miracles that happened and the stories (in Spanish, of course)...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 17 July 2017

In just about all the countries in the Americas, plaza always has a church and the government offices. This church does not fall in that category. It stands on its own with all its beauty, standing tall and solo. Inside the church, the altar is...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We visited this church on Sunday and took in part of mass. It was a beautiful church and mass was full of people. Beautiful paintings and wood working.

Thank rsjones65
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