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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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I loved that mass was on and being a catholic and a believer of our lady. I prayed and bought items for my pilgrimage. A group preformed with drums and we enjoyed the market.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I loved that mass was on and being a catholic and a believer of our lady. I prayed and bought items for my pilgrimage. A group preformed with drums and we enjoyed the market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I wondered why I was teary-eyed approaching the bascilica (I'm a Catholic, but don't really know the significance of this place), then when I looked around, I noticed that people around me had wet eyes too. There's just something about this place that touches one's heart. The most poignant moment was seeing pilgrims climbing up to the church on top... More 

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Lemitar, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

As a Catholic, I almost feel guilty saying this, but I was so disappointed to see our lady from a conveyor belt (literally) in a modern tasteless church. It was not fitting of her honor. This is a pure tourist trap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very interesting art nouveau architecture. Make sure you go first inside than outside and inside again to completely understand the structure. Take the moving platform downstairs and look up at the cross.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Enormous and confronting almost...a wonderful view from up in front of the smaller original Church...this institution well worth seeing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

just amazing history and the old basicilla is just awesome. must visit the inside where originally the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was kept.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you like churches, you can see five on them on this site. I was amazed at how commercial it all was, right down to the motorized path moving along by the virgin's picture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had originally decided to forgo this attraction thinking it is just another church. However, since we had extra time we decided to visit. We were very surprised . It is beautiful architecture not to be missed. We did not hear the organs play but I am sure it is worth listening to. The acoustics in the building would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This site is about twenty minutes outside the Centro Historico by taxi (best way to travel for tourists). It is a holy site, attracting thousands of people daily, mostly non tourists. The original church is there as well as a new modern construction which offers mass for the many visitors. You can see the original painting of Santa Maria de... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great to see the shroud in person, and the travellator ensures the crown moves. Also very reasonably priced gift shop.

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