Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Mexico City

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. Before you head to Mexico City, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Mexico City vacation route planner, to make sure you see all that Mexico City has to offer, including Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.
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  • It is a stunning place and beautiful both in its interior and exterior. It is subime. Religious items can be bought at good price.
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  • Visit the basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe can be one of the most amazing experiences. Guadalupe is venerated by thousands of believers, who come every day to visit her. Of all the corners of Mexico and much more arrive walking in processions, in buses and in auto. Masses can be very touching but much more is the story of how Guadalupe seems it, on a hill, to the Indian Juan Diego, today Saint. You have to go.
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  • come to Mexico CITY. And not visiting it is like not to visit Mexico CITY. Apart from the religious emblem. Wrapping history of Mexico and its culture and beliefs
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  • It was a wonderful faith and family experience with Our Mother Our Lady Of Guadalupe . They have several confessionals going on throughout the day . Several things to see . Daily masses during the day . i went there with mom and sister during Christmas and New Year's . Many street sellers selling u religious items and Basilica has it's own store of course . Beware of a morning curfew Mon-Fri and you're not supposed to travel till 9 am or so . Crazy socialist law .
  • Very nice church and has a long history behind it. This place gives a feeling of 100years in the past and very soothing effect.
  • This is 1 of the standout buildings in Guanajuato. If you anywhere in the historic centre you can't miss it. I think slightly more impressive on outside compared to inside but it's definitely worth stepping in and having a look.
  • Heart Warming and Amazing!!!Perfecto!!!
  • The architecture is amazing... Loved the souvenirs
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