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Virgin of Guadalupe

Address: Mexico City, Mexico
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Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe
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Ranked #24 of 287 Attractions in Mexico City
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Toronto, Canada
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265 reviews 265 reviews
198 attraction reviews
457 helpful votes 457 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Initially I was not interested in visiting this site. But a family member kept encouraging us to go, and we had time in our itinerary. I’m glad we went! The main attraction for me was the photo opportunities – more so on the outside, and of the cityscape. And I did not realize that there would be a few different... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews 112 reviews
33 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a very interesting site. You will get to see many people who have walked on their knees for miles to arrive at the shrine to ask the Virgin for a particular request. If you are visiting Mexico DF, this is one place that should be on your must see list.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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333 reviews 333 reviews
94 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a unique cultural experience, specially if you visit on December 12th, the virgin's birthday. Expect thousands of people arriving from all over the country and all over the world.

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El Mirage, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We got chills visiting this awesome place. When people ask something from God and they get what they had asked for people will crawl on their knees all the way to this church to say thank you. It too is another great place that should be on the tourists to do list, a must see!

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334 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I have been to this venerated pilgrimage site several times since getting to Mexico City .... mostly when family comes to visit. It is a unique experience ... when I was there we saw an almost circus like atmosphere as there were both clown and pyrotechnic worker pilgrimages. Crazy and interesting!

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Washington DC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The image of the Virgin of Guadalupe is ubiquitous throughout all of Latin America. And it all started here. The old church is lovely, albeit sinking into the soft Mexico City clay. The new church isn't interesting in it's architecture--it's a bit brutalist, but watching the streams of pilgrims flowing up the main aisle, is a moving cultural experience not... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Visited the cathedral during a mass and although it was very busy this added to the impact on us. Able to see the artefacts and then wonder around the plaza outside afterwards and visit the other neighbouring structures - and see how they are sinking!

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Los Angeles, California
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27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This site was included in part of the Wayak tour I took while in Mexico City. You can see the Virgin of Guadalupe from every entrance thanks to the way it was designed. The other sites around the main square where very nice as well.

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Dallas, Texas
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55 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The basilica of the virgin is home to perhaps Mexico's most iconic image, the virgin of mary of Guadeloupe. While this painting is pretty, this site is nothing special. The new church is ugly. The old one is beautiful, one of the better colonial churches of Mexico. There are 5 or so more chapels in the area, not one of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Totally in awe of experiencing the basilica. Seeing the procession of people making their way to visit the Virgin de Guadelupe some with mariachi bands was inspiring. The building itself is a work or art, and when viewed could be any type of meeting hall. It is architecturally beautiful. And to understand the number of people per day who visit,... More 

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