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Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe

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Address: Plaza de las Americas 1 - Col. Villa de Guadalupe | Col. Villa de Guadalupe, Mexico City 07050, Mexico
Phone Number: 55 77 60 22
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Description: This famous church, located on the site where an Indian claimed to have...
This famous church, located on the site where an Indian claimed to have seen the Virgin of Guadalupe in 1531, contains an image of her that is the most famous religious icon in all of Mexico.
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If in Mexico DF for a few days, this is a great trip that can be tied in with Teotihuacan

I normally have a specific time limit for what I dedicate to churches and the likes, preferring the outdoors in comparison with my partner. However, the sheer size and difference... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I normally have a specific time limit for what I dedicate to churches and the likes, preferring the outdoors in comparison with my partner. However, the sheer size and difference between new and old up here in the north of the city, is a really easy way to spend half a day. The contrast in the buildings sitting atop a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

While in Mexico City, the Basilica is a wonderful experience that should not be missed! The story is fascinating and the area abounds with beauty. On a clear day you can even see the volcano Popocatépetl in the distance.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

From Catholic point of view, the Basilica is a landmark in the region with thousands of pilgrims are visiting it annually. The place is beautiful but often very crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a beautiful Roman Catholic Church and seen as a minor Basilica and National Shrine of Mexico. The Old Basilica is slowly sinking as much of Mexico is built on a dry lake bed so the land is unstable and continuously sinking, its very sad to see this beautiful building leaning, its very surreal when you walk in at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Mexico city has many churches and this is but one of many. The churches vary inside with opulence or very plain out in the country areas. I couldn't find any tomb stones on the floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Even for non-catholics, this is a place of amazing spiritual awareness. If you go on Sundays, you will be amazed by the thousands of visitors. During the week, is more easy to get by. Tip: if you need a religious souvenir, try the store on the old church. Prices are excellent. Don't go to the stores on the basement outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of the most visited holy shrines of pilgrimage in the world. A must see both for Catholics, non believers, architecture lovers and anyone curious about Mexican customs and beliefs. You can listen to the whole story of Juan Diego and the Virgen de Guadalupe through audio guides, or the clock's animatronics in the center of the atrium,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I am catholic , and I visited the Basilica on last December, and I will not doing again , there was crowded and we couldnt walk, if you decided to visit do it in another month . But the Virgin and the basilica is beautiful, magical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This was truly a great visit. Our guide took us to the religious store where we listened to the story of Diego and it truly set the mood. Then they guide took us to the churches and told us the story of the building of the church and why it leans. Then seeing the Virgin Mary was the great high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Our Lady of Guadalupe ("nuestra Señora de Guadalupe") is housed at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in México City. It is the most important catholic church in Mexico and apparently the most visited Catholic site in the world. Once you get you can feel that you have come to a truly spiritual place. For a catholic this is... More 

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