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Senor de Los Milagros - Historical Building Buga - Colombia

On Sundays and public holidays masses of devout Colombian Catholics make their way from neighboring towns and from Cali itself to the town of Guadalajara de Buga to pay their respects to and ask favors of the Señor de los Milagros in the Basilica in Buga.

Buga, also known as the "Cuidad Señora" has a history that dates back as far as 1555, making it one of the oldest Spanish settlements in the country.

With a history dating back to its conception in 1573 (although completed in the 18th century and destroyed by an earthquake) the Ermita was bestowed with the title of Basilica in August 1937 by Pope Pius XI. This place has now become a central point for Catholics in Colombia and their pilgrimages. An estimated 2 million people a year come through here.


Carrera 14 No. 3-62

Near Cali, Buga, Colombia

Historical Building

Getting There

From Cali you can catch a van with several companies from the main bus terminal for around $2-$3 that takes 40 minutes. This will drop you at the terminal in Buga and from there it is straight 10 minute walk to the town center and the Basilica.

Travel Tips:

Try a colada in the square.

Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: None

Sonso nature reserve is close by

Contact Information:
Phone: 572 228 2823

By Richard McColl
With over five years travelling and working in Latin America, Richard feels most at home here in the big Continent. From the former Scottish...
04 Apr 2011

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