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Basilica de Zapopan

Address: Av Hidalgo at Calle Morelos, Guadalajara 45100, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-3-6330141
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Ranked #11 of 115 Attractions in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This beautifully ornate church, built in 1690, is one of the city's...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: This beautifully ornate church, built in 1690, is one of the city's oldest structures.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This church, located in the Zapopan district, is one of the most beautiful churches I've seen thus far in Mexico. On the day we arrived, they were preparing for a funeral so it was interesting to see how they did it based on their custom. The architectural detail outside is amazing. Along side of the church is the center district... More 

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Kansas City
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Gorgeous old Catholic church. We attended our brother's wedding there. Outside are street vendors that will sell you trinkets or food. It has a party like environment near it.

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

An amazing colonial huge Basilica with a patron saint of Virgin de Zapopan so important that Pop John Paul II visited lots of cool restaurants around there as well as a GRAND plaza and souvenirs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

An architectural masterpiece, build during the 13-16th centuries. Was visited by Pope John Paul II. Check out the original stained glass windows from the 16the century, they are bound to amaze

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

There was a wedding that day and it was very festive. There were also some excellent dancers just outside the church. I enjoyed a stroll through the surrounding area where a number of vendors displayed everything from religious items to clothing and more.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Beautiful architecture for the church. Walls surround the building. Outside the walls, it is like the midway of a circus with vendors selling toys; people cooking papusas, corn;cold drinks being made. Thankfully, the vendors were not allowed within the walls of the edifice. As this basilica is a must-see, do it and see what you think.

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brecon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a lovely church and a very important one at that for Mexicans as it contains the virgin of Zapopan, which is nearly as akin in importance as the virgin of Guadalupe. It is situated in downtown Zapopan at the heart of a large Zocolo surrounded by restaurants, cafes, shops and the normal infinite amount of Mexican street vendors.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Beautiful, if you buy any religious articles, buy them from the store in the church as they are better made. You can also go in and ask if a priest is available to bless any items that you have with you.

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Guadalajara
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a very important Basilica in Mexico because you can admire the small but very miraculous Virgen de Zapopan. For catholic is a very important place to visit because of the Zapopan's Virgin history and relevance. Go all the way back, behind the main altar and appreciate this beautiful building. I recommend to go at night, it has a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

i really nice place to go for Sunday mass after that you can go walk around the church and check the local stores and restaurants across the street you can find the local market and check a lot stuff including food is just amazing i love the area.

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