We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Basilica Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira

Travellers' Choice award winner
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Centro de Maracaibo, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 327 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 0
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
beautiful

This basilica is an amazing art treasure. It appears as though every inch is covered with some sort of art piece. I was able to see everything upfront. Beware: no hats and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
ProfessionalFemale
,
Louisville, Kentucky
Add Photo Write a Review

327 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 11: English reviews
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This basilica is an amazing art treasure. It appears as though every inch is covered with some sort of art piece. I was able to see everything upfront. Beware: no hats and covered shoulders!

Helpful?
1 Thank ProfessionalFemale
Maracaibo, Venezuela
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Visiting Maracaibo, and if you are catholic, and not visiting "La Chinita" is like you didnt go there at all! It is quite a beautiful Marian Experience. After you leave the basilica you can experience visiting the old city ... Just as a remainder be careful with your belongins...

Helpful?
Thank Alberto B
Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We went there during Feria de la Chinita and it was amazing seeing all the devotees there. We had a great time. We didn't get a chance to go inside but I've been there before and it's truly a beautiful church.

Helpful?
Thank BlancaSoto
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Level Contributor
41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Basilica of St John of God, home of the Patroness of Maracaibo, Our Lady of Chiquinquira, who is orshiped by millions of people around Venezuela. This Basilica has a marble floor recently renovated. Wood carved chairs. But the main and central attraction is the little table with the Miracolous image of the Virgin Mary and St, Andrew and St Anthony.... More 

Helpful?
Thank rufranco
Coro, Venezuela
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

great beautiful church, must see, great contact with maracaibo culture and religious places, must see

Helpful?
Thank Diana S
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
176 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

The Basilica in Maracaibo is a must visit. It is a beautiful old church with wonderful plaza in front of it and a nice park. There are a lot of little stores all around this area. I felt very safe here .

Helpful?
1 Thank William R
Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Great place to visit, Nuestra Señora de Chiquinquira, La Chinita. I Fully recommend to visit. Beautiful church.

Helpful?
1 Thank Jorge M
Lecheria, Venezuela
Level Contributor
82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Had a couple of hours to enjoy Maracaibo before my connecting flight and decided to go at 11AM (scorching hot weather) to Basilica de la Chinita. Its really something beautiful and the park is also nice to have a stroll and contemplate the different sculptures.

Helpful?
1 Thank pelorrucho38
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

Breath taking church, very detailed, huge and amazingly beautiful. Definitely worth seeing. Great architecture inside as well as outside. Status are also extremely beautiful.

Helpful?
1 Thank G0ttie
Maracaibo, Venezuela
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

This is an incredible church so beautifull that u must visit when u come to maracaibo, also just in front of it there is a square of the regional virgen

Helpful?
2 Thank luisjo91

Travellers who viewed Basilica Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira also viewed

 
Maracaibo, Zulian Region
Maracaibo, Zulian Region
 

Been to Basilica Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Basilica Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?