Inside the Basílica of Nuestra Señora del Valle (Our Lady of the Valley) Cathedral.

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Catedral Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Valle

Top choice in Catamarca & La Rioja

This 19th-century cathedral shelters the Virgen del Valle, patron saint of Catamarca and one of northern Argentina’s most venerated images. Her back is to the church: you can get a look at her face by ascending to the Camarín, a glorious mezzanine chapel with original tile and stained glass telling the virgin's story. It's accessed via a pedestrian lane and up a staircase decorated with more antiquated relics.

This is the destination of countless pilgrims; their devotion is moving.

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