Visit to the Sanctuary of La Virgen del Valle - Margarita Island

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When I am in the Margarita Island I love to enjoy the beaches, excursions and shopping centers, also as tradition I visit the town El Valle del Espíritu Santo, where the Patron Saint of the East of Venezuela is venerate. La Virgen del Valle (The Virgin of The Valley). Every September 8th, her day is celebrated, so we are on the eve of the celebration and I take the opportunity to share photographs I took at the Basilica.

Basílica Menor Nuestra Señora del Valle

It is a cozy temple of medium size, has a neo-Gothic architectural style. The exterior is light yellow with white and the flags of Venezuela, Nueva Esparta and the Vatican are raised. It is surrounded by craft stalls where I usually buy some souvenirs.

On the contrary, the interior of the basilica is decorated with blue, gray, white and gold colors. There are beautiful stained glass windows on the sides, wooden benches and a central corridor.

That day I entered through a side door, found the corridor on the right (top photo) and on the left the altar where the Virgin image is located. As in the images below:

Normally, the Virgin image is in the upper part of the altar, but days before September 8, the descent of the Virgin is performed for the preparations for the commemoration of her day with a procession.

The stained glass windows have different designs, these are very beautiful and bring natural light to the temple. The ceiling is decorated with arches keeping the Neo-Gothic style.

After making my prayers inside the church, I went to the souvenir stalls, where the vendors were very kind. They offer among others: necklaces, earrings, bracelets that are mostly made by hand. I love the earrings!

El Valle del Espíritu Santo is one of the most visited sanctuaries in Venezuela, not only the parishioners attend, it is also visited as a tourist site of the Pearl of the Caribbean.

Own photos.

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Thank you so much!

It's a very beautiful basilica. The interior is very unusual. Your photos are very nice. Thank you for sharing!


I'm glad you liked it. Yes, the interior of the basilica transmits harmony and tranquility. Thank you so much!

Hiya, just swinging by to let you know that this post made the Honorable mentions list in today's Travel Digest #316. Please drop by to check out all the rest of today's great posts and consider upvoting the Travel Digest if you like what we're doing.


I'm excited for the Honorable Mention. Thank you!

Gracias @smeralda por mostrar la hermosa basilica de nuestra Patrona La Virgen del Valle. Saludos desde la Isla de Margarita


En un placer para mí compartir lugares tan valiosos como éste. Saludos, Margarita es preciosa.



Así es, me encanta Margarita y sus tradiciones. Muchas gracias por apreciar mi publicación.