La Casa de Las Velas

    If you’ve got a problem, chances are that La Casa de las Velas, which translates from Spanish to “The House of Candles,” can help you out. The shop carries merchandise heavily influenced by Santeria, the syncretic religion of West African and Caribbean origins that mixes Roman Catholicism with more ancient beliefs. That heritage is evidenced by the rows of figurines featuring a blend of Catholic saints and pagan deities, and the mixture of religious artifacts and folk remedies. In the back of the spacious store there is an extensive collection of herbs that can be used for all sorts of physical ailments, and the assortment of incense, charms and candles is enough to address any possible concern you may have. Beyond the bath salts for lost lovers and books in both Spanish and English, the botanica offers a handful of novelty items and trinkets. The staff is warm and friendly, and more than happy to help you find a solution for your troubles.Show lessRead more

    60 E 116th St , New York (btw Park & Madison Aves)


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    6 (116th St)

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