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Baños Ecuador, Basilica Reina del Rosario de Agua Santa

 

The Basilica Reina del Rosario de Agua Santa is located in the Central Plaza of the city of Baños. Inside you can see a collection of murals depicting local miracles attributed to Our Lady, patroness of the city. The Basilica of architectural infrastructure, this work of art challenged the time and history.

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  • City: Baños
  • Sector:Center
  • Address: 16 de Diciembre and 12 de noviembre
  • Schedule of attention:Daily from 09:00 to 19:00
  • Cost of revenue:Free

 

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The Basilica and Shrine of the Virgen de Agua Santa, no doubt for all Catholics is the most important architectural infrastructure of the county, this work of art challenged the time and history as it was in 1944 when it finally completed its construction.

The church was built in the center of the town of Banos, surrounded by beautiful mountains, waterfalls and volcano Tungurahua.

Its construction began on February 11, 1904 by parish priest Fr Thomas Halflants Baños and was completed in its entirety in 1944 by Fray Sebastián Acosta.

It is divided into three naves, is semi-Gothic style, its shape is rectangular with large columns and arches. All the decoration and paintings that adorn the walls were worked by the Fray Enrique Imbabureño Mideros.

Inside the Basilica you can see a collection of murals depicting local miracles attributed to the Virgen de Agua Santa. When the small town had just been founded by the Dominican fathers, a humble hut served as a church. One night the clerk saw the image of the Virgin Mary left the hut, accompanied by two angels coming to rest at the foot of running water. The father and the inhabitants of the town of Banos met and asked the Virgin to express their will.

The following night, the Virgin appeared to the priest and told him that his will was that he built a temple at the foot of the frill, ensuring that the lady of the heavens, heal the sick to bathe in waters having great faith and would be free of their disease.

Besides being a place of worship, this church served as a shelter when the volcano Tungurahua has erupted on numerous occasions and it is surprising that people who have been here have come out unscathed, which is why the image remains within the sanctuary.

Every year in October we celebrate the feast in honor of the Virgen de Agua Santa. It is visited by hundreds of domestic and foreign tourists who arrive in search of spiritual peace, some for the virgin or simply out of devotion.

Baños Ecuador, Basilica Reina del Rosario de Agua Santa

 

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