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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 #16 of 284 attractions in Mexico City
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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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SavMichael
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Our Lady of Guadalupe plays such a central role in the church in Mexico, this basilica is a must-see visit to appreciate the culture of the country. The site is very accessible by Metro. The walk to the basillica grounds is not far, and there are a ton of interesting vendors selling religious memorabilia along the way. At the site... More

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

On the whole it was fantastic: breathtaking and spacious. Plenty to see and do. Friendly stewards and guides. What I didn't like was the lack of almost anything in English for tourists! I chatted with some American visitors there and they were looking for some prayers, novenas etc in English, but virtually nothing. Plus the Turibus, although a great way... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our family enjoyed this site very much. Even just a bit of reading beforehand as to what this basilica is all about (its history) will help a lot. See not only the tilma in the new basilica, but also the old basilica, smaller but beautiful chapels on the same property, and the beautiful grounds. Everything was different and memorable.

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La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is the spritual center of Mexico as a country. Catholic or not, you will sense the spititual feeling of Mexicans, regardless of their social status converge here during their visit to the patron of the Americas. The statue of Pope John Paul II at the entrance to the temple to conmemorate his first visit to Mexico is a living... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Wonderful spiritual experience, despite all in Spanish. Highlight was the 0900hrs mass on Sunday 30th March 2014 with 10,000 other people and 60 priests.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Worth a visit. Read up on the famous tilmud first. The legend is a great story. You will appreciate it more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Basilica de la Guadalupe is an important part of catolisism history. You can visit the cathedral via the "turibus - hop on/off" and it will show a great part of Mexican religios history. Make sure to view all the different churches on the area inclusive the original church on top of the mauntain from the 1650's. There's usually a lot... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I went on a sunday so a very busy time to visit, the new Basilica is an ugly building and does not seem like a religious building but the old Basilica is beautiful, its very strange to walk in it, as its sinking and on a slope but well worth the visit

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Riihimaki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is a "must" place to visit for everybody visiting Mexico and having time. The Basilica itself is modern and prepared to receive masses of visitors. The faith on the Virgin de Guadalupe is very effective in the Latin-American countries. We must respect it !!!

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Toronto, On
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It was closed the first time we went, but was open on our return. It's a very lovely church and we're glad we went back to see it.

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