This small, picturesque mountain town became a famous pilgrimage destination thanks to the Virgin of Cuapa, the porcelain goddess holding flowers in her angelic hands at the entrance to town. On April 15, 1980, when tailor Bernardo Martínez was walking home, the statue began to glow. The Virgin then appeared to him five times, three times as apparitions and twice in his dreams, over the next five months. There's little reason to come here, but the small, rural town is pleasant enough and pretty in parts.
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