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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 #20 of 289 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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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Take a ride to this pilgrim place for catholics. The new church is modern style open architecture, but the old one is a beauty. Also have a look at the astronomical clock on the square very impressing

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Incredible to be at the site of one of the most significant events in history. This is one of the most visited Marian shrines in the world. Worth the research and being open to understanding the transformational influence of this apparition.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

One of the most visited shrines in the world! Read the story on the Holly Virgin of Guadalupe appearances to Saint Juan Diego, it will make your visit much more rich and interesting.

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The basilica is definitely a money-maker for the church but for those of us who love the V de G, it's a must. So just deal with the commercialism and enjoy her!

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The new construction (where the Virgin of Guadalupe painting is housed) is just beautiful, pay attention to the glass panels and the magnificent wood work. I liked it better that the old church.

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A pilgrimage here is a must! u have to pay respects to La virgen. many die hards noted there. the area is sacred ground. what else can i say, but a must stop at least once in your lifetime, and every time mecixo city is visited

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Gdynia, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Basilica itself and whole complex around is really worth to see even for people who are not very deep in faith. This is very important place to understand this country and its history. Old and new Basilica gives you in one place view how architecture changes. Indian church is also interesting - very simple... Great view on MC panorama from... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

So historic and gorgeous architecture. So many different chapels. The choir room in the chancel area was amazing.

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Silverton OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A visit to the Basilica is imperative to understanding Mexican culture. Both the original and new basilicas have their own charm. It's a miracle that the original structure is still (barely) standing through the ages and earthquakes. The newer church has the cape of Juan Diego that can be viewed from behind the altar, a inspirational experience. Believer or not,... More

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pescara
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you have seen other churches in Europe, this one will be disappointing. It took me 10 minutes to visit, as there is not much really. Just admire the exterior part which is fabulous

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