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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 286 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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toronto
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went on sunday and it was packed with pilgrimage from all over Mexico!! They dress up in their costume andIbanners. set up tents and tarps listening to sermon broadcast during the day. The place is quite big. If you prefer the lone time there maybe week day is better. Even though there are thousand of people there,we felt their... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Basilica area sort of just "appears" in the north side of town. The old Basilica and associated churches and buildings are beautiful to view. The new Basilica is "modern" (by 1970 terms?), and is more beautiful on the inside than the out, in my view. Great way to spend an hour or two, and then buy a trinket or... More

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San Diego, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

An absolute beautiful place to visit. The churches are beautiful and so are the grounds. This place is a must....

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Philadelphia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I traveled to Mexico City with friends from church. The Shrine was lovely! The grounds were very beautiful! I was able to attend Mass and visit each of the churches.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you have never visited this holly place,second in visitor to the Vatican in Rome, you have not experienced such an angelical feeling in your soul Just to look at the real place where the Virgen de Guadalupe appear so many centuries ago,walk through the gardens and pray at the Basilica,is so astonishing that will remain in your soul forever

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Edmonton
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was my second visit and both times went with a guide. If you are not familiar with Lady Guadalupe and her relevance and importance to the Mexican people, a guide is a must. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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San Francisco, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you have ever dreamt of heaven, you will find it here!! As polluted as Mexico is, you will be amazed at how glorious this place is. One can feel the scent of heaven descending upon this place. I was in awe at the peace, the beauty, the glory of God in this place no wonder heaven's mother chose this... More

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Torreon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Go there in a sunday and you will be amazed... it is a cultural experience, mexicans are very devout to "La Guadalupana" and they show it... it will help foreigners understand the very complex relationship between mexican people and their religions beliefs. If you want a quite visit go in the afternoon on a week day.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I went on a Sunday at mass time. I attended in the old Basilica. The mass started with songs using guitars, quite different from the organ only in Europe. Even in the midst of the mass people keep moving around, so I thought it was not boring. The inside is richly decorated and worth the visit. I think the best... More

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Even if you are not catholic, don't leave Mexico without visiting the Basilica. The architecture is "different" from the outside but inside it´s just beautiful. From the Guadalupe portrait to the ceiling, lamps and pipe organ. At the back you will also find the old Basilica which was affected by a large earthquake.

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