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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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Nice visit. Beautiful architecture.

We visited the Basilica as part of a pyramid tour. It was a nice stop and did not take much more than 45 minutes. Seeing the architecture of the old and new basilicas was a treat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

FYI: My brother who's been living here for a while said that if you go to not take valuables because they do assault people around there. After that call I just decided not to go since there are better things for me to do in the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We visited the Basilica as part of a pyramid tour. It was a nice stop and did not take much more than 45 minutes. Seeing the architecture of the old and new basilicas was a treat; both are wonderful. You also see the 500-year old cloth that has the image of the Virgin Mary and you have the opportunity to... More 

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La Reunion, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

You cannot get much of a view of the Saint's image in its new setting as it is very far away. The very modern new sanctuary was not to my taste but the older churches were interesting and the gardens surrounding the complex were pretty.

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Toluca, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

the minute you step in is crowded some how mexicans have the ability to create from every religious or political or any event into a mayor food street food market, you barely can see a thing on the architectural structure, One day years and years ago according catholic story the virgin maria appear in front of Juan Diego and he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I assume the crowds there must be unbearable on Sundays and important religious days. I was there on a Monday and it was very quiet. The old church is fascinating but the new one is also worth seeing because it is a rather successful example of an unsuccessful architectonic style. This is a place of worship and not intended to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Another example of the weird and wonderful world of the Catholic Church in action. The bent and crumbling historic edifice next to the modern "spaceship" with the moving sidewalks to keep the flocks, congregation and lookyloos from loitering.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It is a place of prayer, you can visit the ancient temples and the principal is very large. You can use de Turibus to go to thid place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I was not that impressed with the church from the outside but when I went inside, it is a very spiritual place. I highly recommend to go up to the original chappell, it is a very nice way up there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I first visited the original Basilica in 1964. needless to say, much has changed. First, one needs to understand that this site is immensely popular. People come from all over the world. The challenge for the Church is to be able to "manage" the facilities and the crowds without detracting too much from the spirituality of the location. Second, understand... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Extremely busy, with mixture of tourists, locals, pilgrims and ... yes, thieves & pickpockets. If you are Christian and have some interests in religious shrines and spiritual experiences then you should visit this when you're in Mexico City. Very inspiring under the right conditions. After all, pilgrims come here from all around the world, specifically to see & pray &... More 

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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
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City

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