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Virgin of Guadalupe

Mexico City, Mexico
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Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe
Ranked #31 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Mexico City, Mexico
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276 reviews 276 reviews
73 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Le françois,martinique
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68 reviews 68 reviews
62 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

A big new church where most visitors ;enter to see the drawings of the virgin.. The is an electric street not to stop in front. a crowd in the church but it can take thousands of people. Outside, the old churches and house have difficulties To resist to the time and movement of the ground and earthquake. Important to go... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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110 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The picture actually shows the newer church, built in the 1970's, as I recall, and it is open for masses on Sundays. THe Virgin is actually in the church, older stone one, at the top of the plateau, and there's almost always a line/wait to get in and walk past the representation of the Virgina Guadalupe...interesting storyline, probably more sacred... More

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