Parque Sebastian Acosta, Baños, Ecuador, 2015

Basilica Virgen de Agua Santa is located on this central square of the city of Baños [de Agua Santa]. In its interior a collection of murals can be observed that describe the local miracles, attributed to the Virgin, patron of the city. The church is a place of pilgrimage for those who come to thank the Virgin for many miracles and to ask her blessing. The church was built at the start of the century.

The baths, [baños], are located within walking distance of the center of town. The water is colored by the high mineral content, and the temperature varies by the amount of cold water mixed into the bath.

*** Photos by Ken Grunberg
& Una Janicijevic,
VR by urbansquares.

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ceremonial
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uses & activities
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religious
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social
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residential
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image
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court yard
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Last time updated on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 11:34 PM