Catholics make annual pilgrimage to Cartago for romería
An estimated 2 million people made the pilgrimage to Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles in Cartago on Friday.
Virgen de los Ángeles Day, celebrated annually on August 2, honors Costa Rica’s patron saint. Costa Rican Catholics — and faithful from across the world — complete the romería to give thanks to and ask for blessings from La Negrita.
Here are some photos from the 2019 romería (shot on my cell phone, since I was too hot/tired/sweaty to carry another camera).
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