Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Mexico City

Historic Site · Church
Explore the massive, elaborate structure of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, the central place of worship for the country's patron saint. Located on the spot where the Virgin of Guadalupe allegedly appeared in the 16th century, this structure remains one of Catholicism's major pilgrimage sites, known for housing the cloak of Saint Juan Diego. Erected in the 1970s, the circular church can hold up to 10,000 worshippers and boasts 15,000 niches in its main crypt. The shrine also houses a famous image of the Virgin, considered one of the most important religious depictions in Mexico. Right next to this landmark you can also visit an older church from the 18th century, known for its impressive facade and marble statues. Arrange to visit Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe and other attractions in Mexico City using our Mexico City itinerary builder website.
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  • If you're catholic this is the place to go. Our tour guide LULU was amazing and she went beyond for us. We got there after the pyramid tour and it was around 3pm and we took our time to buy souvenirs....  more »
  • I recommend going there with a guide or at least an audioguide otherwise you will miss out on the historical significance. One to two hours will be all you need.  more »
  • You don't have to be Catholic to be impressed by this church and the entire pilgrimage site. There are several churches and religious elements to see, all very impressive.  more »
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  • Lots of beautiful buildings to see. Our Lady of Guadalupe is amazing and you can get great pictures right up close. The garden is also wonderful to walk through; lots of water fountains and the greenery is well kept. Lots to see here, definitely worth the visit.
  • Historical site of Our Lady's visit at the Church in Mexico City. What a beautiful and blessed experience to be there for the Anniversary. Families travelled great distances to participate in the Celebration of Our Lady's siting. What a motivational and inspirational place this is. You could feel the presence of Our Lady, Our Father, His Son Jesus, and The Holy Spirit as you journey through this Historic Church and these Holy grounds. Thanking Our Father for keeping us safe while we were there. The people are hardworking, loving, and caring souls.
  • An iconic place of worship that’s rich in history and heritage. This Basilica brings people from around the world here, has several chapels within it for you to peacefully pray. And large areas to walk around in worship.
  • Great experience, lots to see, even if you are not religious, the architecture of the whole Basilica is gorgeous! My only con would be that, there was a mass —so while there's one happening, you should be respectful— there were lots of tourists walking in and out so it was noisy. Before it ended, I went down to take a closer look of the Virgen de Guadalupe and it was beautiful!!
  • Honestly this such beautiful peaceful holy place, honestly if you are not religious but very spiritual person. Visit Our lady of Guadalupe is more than just a visit, she gives you peace of mind..... I waited more than 20 years for this chance

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