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Guadalupe Sanctuary, Morelia

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#1 of 14 in Historic Sites in Michoacan
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Towering over the plaza, Guadalupe Sanctuary represents an 18th-century church featuring a baroque façade and a lavishly decorated interior. The interior walls and roof are covered with a detailed pattern, elegantly painted in a mix of gold, blue, and pink. Seventeenth century oil paintings line the walls, depicting the Spanish missionaries' conquest over the religious traditions of the Aztecs. Overall the church produces an ambience portraying a dazzling example of art, Mexican culture, and religion. To visit Guadalupe Sanctuary on your trip to Morelia, use our Morelia tourist route planner.
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  • We visited while on the city tour that leaves from in front of the cathedral, well worth a visit, you can take photos without a flash.  more »
  • I got teary eyed looking at the images on one wall. I'm not catholic so I don't know the proper wording. Maybe it's called "stations of the cross"? The one showing Jesus being lowered from the cross a...  more »
  • Doesnt say anything on the outside but just step in and youll be awed. You can't take enough pictures of all the details. Don't forget to check out the paintings along the sides. They show how catholi...  more »

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