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Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe

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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Ranked #17 of 287 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This famous church, located on the site where an Indian claimed to...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I visited the basilica with the concern that it would be appropriate for a non-religious person like myself. However, I think the location's story and historical quality make it an interesting destination even if you are pretty secular in your outlook. The modern basilica draws the most attention because of the image of the Virgen, but I would encourage you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

There were alot of people here to learn about the miracle that took place. It was a nice, beautiful piece of history. If you need to use the restroom there, have a few pesos to give the cleaning lady.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Having visited many, many churches in and around Mexico City, this one is very different. Very, very modern, open concept, beautiful lighting....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are a spiritual person or not, this is a very touching shrine to see. Being Catholic, it was much more than that to me, but everyone would enjoy coming here

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Fox Point, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We took the Mexico City Turitour bus to this site. Not much to enjoy if your not religious or Catholic. It is interesting to see the flocks of people and pilgrims arriving on their knees. Not much else. If you go make sure you have a ride back since the Turibus only comes every 1.5 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We attended a mass and were very touched. Seeing the faithful approaching the church on their knees brings home the extent of their faith and commitment. There is Our Lady of Guadalupe and the building is modernistic on the outside and awesome in the interior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

For all of us catholics this is a must see. Try to visit during a non-festive date. The Basilica is always crowded during those dates. To see the mantle from the 1500's on which the image of our Virgin Mary was created is a beautiful experience. There is an underground parking lot where you can park your car and where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I went on a Tuesday morning by muyself and I was shocked at how busy it was, I can now believe it's the most visited basilica in the world. The old Basilica is next to the new one, both running services on the hour, both packed, and with people outside who were clearly on pilgrimages, amazing place, great if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was interesting to go just from a perspective of how much the Virgin Mary means to the people of Mexico. I respect their ardor. It was amazing to see so many pilgrims on their way to the church as we were heading toward it. People were riding bicycles and walking in the chilly rain. The building itself, in my... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were able to visit the Basilica on January 1st.2015, there was a Mass being officiated, you can feel the devotion of the people as you walk in. If you visit take the time to climb the hill to the top-many steps- and visit the Original Basilica from 1536 and the gardens behind.

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