Basilica of St. Anne, Willemstad

The Basilica of St. Anne[1] (Papiamento: Basilika Santa Ana; Dutch: Basiliek Santa Ana) It is a religious building that functions as Catholic Minor Basilica and at the same time as co-cathedral of the Diocese of Willemstad[2] (Latin: Dioecesis Gulielmopolitana) on the island of Curacao[3][4] in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Venezuela. The other being the main cathedral dedicated to Our Lady the Queen of the Holy Rosary of the same city.

Basilica of St. Anne
Basilika Santa Ana
Basiliek Santa Ana
Basilica Santa Ana, Willemstad, Curaçao.jpg
12°6′30″N 68°56′11.5″W / 12.10833°N 68.936528°W / 12.10833; -68.936528Coordinates: 12°6′30″N 68°56′11.5″W / 12.10833°N 68.936528°W / 12.10833; -68.936528
DenominationRoman Catholic Church

It was built between 1734 and 1752 in the sector of Otrabanda and received its present status in 1975 by decision of Pope Paul VI. Previously between 1843 and 1958 he held the title of pro-cathedral also granted by the Holy See. Follow the Roman or Latin rite and is one of the world's smallest churches basilicas.

It is a world heritage site by Unesco since 1997 when it was registered as part of the Historic Area of the city and port of Willemstad.

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  1. ^ Basilica of St. Anne, Willemstad
  2. ^ Ltd, Earl G. Graves (1988-05-01). Black Enterprise. Earl G. Graves, Ltd.
  3. ^ Sullivan, Lynne (2007-12-01). Pocket Adventures Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Hunter Publishing, Inc. ISBN 9781588436474.
  4. ^ Cameron, Sarah; Box, Ben (1999-01-01). Caribbean Islands Handbook with the Bahamas. Trade & Travel Publications.