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Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe

Plaza de las Americas 1 | Col. Villa de Guadalupe, Mexico City 07050, Mexico
55 77 60 22
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Ranked #19 of 290 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I don`t like church so much, but this one is worth to check it out. All the history behind it, very cool. and the original one that it is crashing, it's awesome. When you enter it feels a little drunk, cause is sunken. Cool

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Corona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The story of the tilma (cape) of Juan Diego, which holds the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, is the Shroud of Turin miracle of the New World. Two churches were built to honor this miracle, the old (small) one, and the new (large) one. The tilma, surmounted by a crown, and honored below by the flag of Mexico, can... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We all need miracles,why not this one. Very calming and beautiful. Don't miss the older and newer church.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I wen't there expecting a nice church, something like that. In fact there are several and the area itself is pleasent to walk around. (I say this from a keen walker, sightseer and photographer viewpoint). Interesting contrast between hideous 60/70's architecture and the rest. Getting to the view area higher up may be a bit of a hassle for handicapped... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Enjoyed my visit to the grounds here, this stop was bundled into a tour of the Pyramid or the sun/moon tour. Interesting juxtaposition of the old churches and new. The history both present day and past as it relates to the patrons was fascinating too; worth a visit.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Absolutely wonderful: amazing vibration, educative, vibration. It offers something for everyone. You do not have to be religious to enjoy this unique place.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The old historical buildings are just one of the many reasons to visit this place. I had come here several times before but it has changed a lot. The vendors that once clogged up this place are no longer there, all merchants must have a license and are routinely inspected for hygiene and compliance of codes. If you are religious... More

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Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This basilica is beautiful, but the beauty is marred by the run-down appearance and the the hundreds of vendors, etc., just outside the doors. It has the feel of a matriarch being trampled by those she loves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I am catholic so this is a must for me. However, besides the religious thing, it is really incredible how big and well organized this place is. The Cerro del Tepeyac has an amazing trek to walk, from where you will see the entire City of Mexico in a clear day. It has a lot of history (+450 years) involved,... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I liked everything of this place,even i am not catholic, i learnt so much in here history,culture,traditions, do not miss it ¡

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