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Grotto Santa Maria (Santa Maria Cave)

Bintan Regency, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
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Hidden Gem

Besides being Infested with the mosquitoes, it is a serene and holy place. Enjoyed the station of... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
Veronica L
via mobile
Mosquitoes!

This place is very quiet and you would never know it's there in the woods but You Really REALLY... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2017
Melliemo
via mobile
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Grotto Santa Maria and stations of the cross, with a small chapel.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good59%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Bintan Regency, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
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"mosquito repellent"
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"worth the trip"
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"trikora beach"
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"santa maria"
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"death"
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"church"
in 4 reviews
"serenity"
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"path"
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"padi"
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"century"
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"dutch"
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"grotto"
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"driver"
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Besides being Infested with the mosquitoes, it is a serene and holy place. Enjoyed the station of the cross.

Thank Veronica L
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This place is very quiet and you would never know it's there in the woods but You Really REALLY need mosquito spray! I unfortunately wasn't told by the hotel who advertised the trip and must of taken 20+ bites in a very short time. Visit...More

Thank Melliemo
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I love this place! A small church, quiet. We went on sat, n there is no body around. Nice to have quiet time there. The station of cross is great! My husband was asking if it worth to travel there while i was planning my...More

Thank Joyce L
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I'm touched by this small Grotto Santa Maria. Situated 20 minutes away from Trikora Beach. Here, you may see a beautiful portrayal of the statue of Mary standing on a globe, 14 Stations of the Cross, tableaus tells the story which has captured the hearts...More

1  Thank Cheerysunshine2001
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Visited the Santa Maria Grotto. We stayed at Angsana and it was a 45 minute drive there....So well worth making the short trip there. It astounds one that a Dutch Missionary came over a century ago to build this. The chapel was open-even though we...More

Thank ElleGee1208
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

While researching on Bintan, I was fascinated with this little known historical place. Glad that I can get to visit this place. This is a Catholic church build by a Dutch priest in the 18th century, so this is a very old church. It is...More

1  Thank Kelvin S
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

The small white pink chapel is a lovely place for a spiritual visit and getting to know the local history and landmark of the settlement of migrants from Flores island in the last century. On Sunday morning mass, we can meet up with the community...More

Thank uncleattrikora
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I really liked the 14 stations of the cross and these are just some of them. They are not too far apart from each other but the uniqueness of it is having to trek from one station to the next rather than all of them...More

Thank Ivy B
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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

As my residence is nearby at Mengkurus, it takes me roughly 12-15mins drive to Grotto Santa Maria. Whenever I stay in Bintan, most of my trips usually include Sundays and I would come to this lovely place to attend Mass with my dad. I attend...More

1  Thank typicalgio
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Perhaps it means a lot to those who believe in this place of worship. Its not very impressive or well kept for a visitor like me.

Thank Debashis G
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