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Costa Rica celebrates Virgen de los Ángeles Day
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Costa Rica celebrates Virgen de los Ángeles Day

The Tico Times - August 2, 2019

Costa Rica celebrates  Día de la Virgen de los Ángeles annually on August 2. The day honors Costa Rica's patron saint, and millions of people make the pilgrimage…

La Romería: From 1635 to now
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La Romería: From 1635 to now

Jonathan Jiménez - July 30, 2019

An estimated 2 million people will participate Friday in an annual pilgrimage to Cartago in honor of Costa Rica’s patron saint, La Virgin de Los Angeles.  Many…

La Romería: From 1635 to now
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religion
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La Romería: From 1635 to now

Jonathan Jiménez - August 2, 2018

On the morning of Aug. 2, 1635, a young indigenous girl named Juana Pereira went to collect firewood as she did every morning. She was walking barefoot…

VIDEO: Check out the epicenter of Costa Rica’s annual Romería
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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VIDEO: Check out the epicenter of Costa Rica’s annual Romería

The Tico Times - August 1, 2018

In this time-elapse video, Jonathan Jiménez captures the scene in front of the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles in Cartago, east of San José. Hundreds…

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Millions expected in annual Costa Rica pilgrimage

Diego H - August 1, 2017

From the print edition Nearly 400 years ago, a small black stone statue of a Madonna and child was discovered perched on a boulder in the forest…

PHOTOS: Thousands walk to Cartago to visit ‘La Negrita’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Thousands walk to Cartago to visit ‘La Negrita’

The Tico Times - August 2, 2016

Every year, an estimated two million people from across Central America leave their homes and walk to the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles in Cartago, east of…

PHOTO REPORT – Faces of the faithful: A journey along Costa Rica’s romería
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTO REPORT – Faces of the faithful: A journey along Costa Rica’s romería

The Tico Times - August 2, 2015

CARTAGO – A 60-year-old man from San Pedro again walks the road towards the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles in Cartago. His white hair partially hidden under a…

Costa Rica Catholics Pilgrimage to Basilica de Los Ángeles
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica Catholics Pilgrimage to Basilica de Los Ángeles

Amanda Zúñiga - July 31, 2015

This weekend, pilgrims from across Costa Rica will begin walking – if they haven't already – to the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles for an annual pilgrimage of…

19 photos from Costa Rica’s annual romería
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Arts and Culture
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19 photos from Costa Rica’s annual romería

The Tico Times - August 2, 2014

Every year, an estimated 2 million people from across Central America leave their homes and begin walking to the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles in Cartago, east…

La Negrita, please fix my peacock
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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La Negrita, please fix my peacock

The Tico Times - July 31, 2014

On Friday and Saturday, thousands of Catholics will converge on the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles in Cartago for Costa Rica's annual pilgrimage, the romería. Many pilgrims…