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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 #35 of 389 things to do 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Looking at the Basilica you might Think this is not a typical catholic Church and of course it isnt. This Place is Very Special and you feel a good spirit in the Air. Viewing the mantle of Guadalupe gave me shivers. Not to miss in DC, and definitely a must as religious catholic

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Vancouver, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Virgin of Guadalupe has been a central symbol and organizing force in Mexico for hundreds of years. The image is reproduced in churches in every part of the country, and Miguel Hidalgo carried it into the conflict that started off the war of Mexican Independence. IMHO, the outside of the new basilica isn't anything to write home about, but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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229 reviews 229 reviews
174 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I would recommend a visit here and there are such old and beautiful buildings in this area. This is a Roman Catholic Church and a Pilgrimage site that houses the cloak of Juan Diego which holds the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe You can also see the old church which is slowly sinking and is tilted on an incredible... More 

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tucson, Az
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I went to Mexico City especially to visit the Basilica de Guadalupe and fulfill a promise. I had been there many years ago and now I was coming back to visit this beautiful Basilica. There are two Basilicas - the old and the new one. We were there on a Sunday so there were many people there participating in the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is worth having on your itinerary to better picture the centrality of Catholicism to the Mexican people. The mix of 1970s style with much older church is an interesting contrast.

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Toronto, Canada
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273 reviews 273 reviews
207 attraction reviews
477 helpful votes 477 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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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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358 reviews 358 reviews
102 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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338 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 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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