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The ‘Romeria’ Is On!

Today, August 1, is a big day for the faithful Catholics in Costa Rica. It is the day of the 'romeria', the annual pilgrimage to the Basicila de Los Angeles, in Cartago. From all over the Costa Rica and even other countries, will on foot,...

3,500 Police Will Overwatch The 2018 Romeria

The "romeria", the annual Pilgrimage to Cartago is around the corner and the Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP) announced its plans to ensure a safe walk. According to the MSP, some 3,500 police will be in charge of the surveillance and protection before, during...

Downpours Can’t Stop The Faith!

The illustration by Crhoy.com depicts what 'romeros' (pilgrims) went through yesterday (Monday) afternoon's downpour as they make they way to Cartago in the annual 'romeria' (pilgrimage). More downpours are expected for this Tuesday afternoon. Thousands of Catholic faithful from across the country are expected to descend...

Faith Moves Mountains: The ‘Romeria’ (Walk To Cartago) Is On!

Although it won't be until Tuesday, August 1, when the massive flow of 'romeros' head to Cartago, hundreds have already begun their walk. The annual pilgrimage to the Basilica de la Virgen de los Angeles in the old metropolis is a tradition for many, a...

The Cartago Express Brings Weary Pilgrims Back to San José

by Michael Miller - August 2 is the official day when faithful Catholics of Costa Rica (and nearby countries) journey, by the hundreds of thousands, to the city of Cartago, about 15 miles to the east of San José. They go to visit the...

“Romeros” Cautioned To Carry Facemasks In The Event Of An Eruption Of The Turrialba Volcano

(QCostarica) In about two weeks, thousands in Costa Rica will be walking to Cartago, taking part in the annual pilgrimage to the Virgen de los Ángeles, known as "romeria" that places place on August 1 & 2. For some it’s a tradition, for...

The “Romeria” Is On!

(qCOSTARICA) Today is the BIG day in Costa Rica, as thousands on thousands make the annual walk to Cartago known as the "romeria". For some it's a tradition, for others it is a question of faith. Unlike previous years, officials at the Basilica de los...

A Walk of Faith!

(qCOSTARICA) It starts around the middle of July, when many in Costa Rica start thinking about the "romeria", the annualwalk to the Basilica de Los Angeles, in Cartago, to pay homage to the patron saint of Costa Rica. Some do their walk early, beating the...

Is The Holy Water in Cartago Safe To Drink?

(qCOSTARICA) Is the holy water from the Basílica de los Ángeles safe to drink? Yes, says the Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) - the national water utility - assuring that the liquid coming out of the tubes in the fountain is drinkable. The utility says tests...

Many Make Their “Romeria” – Annual Pilgrimage To Cartago – Ahead of Masses

(qCOSTARICA) The "romeria", the annual pilgrimage to Cartago, is underway. The big days for the walk are on Friday and Saturday, arriving at the Basilica where  on Sunday the traditional festivities take place. But hundreds have already made their way to Old Metropolis, as Cartago...

Get Ready For Another Fun Week in Costa Rica. Not.

(qCOSTARICA) Get ready for another (not) fun week in Costa Rica, more particularly in San Jose, where protests are expected wreak more than usual traffic havoc. Announced is a one day strike by workers of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) for Monday, July 27,...

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