Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Puerto Vallarta

Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
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Meaghan G
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This is a beautiful church both inside and out. It is worth walking in to walk around and look at the beautiful detail. This is a working church still so there may be people inside paying respects (as they were when we were there) so keep noise levels low and respect their time as well. We were in and out in only a few minutes. They did ask for donations for the church when we walked in so we put a few pesos in the container as well.
Written November 15, 2020
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parrottdize
Dyer, IN1,920 contributions
This is a lovely church........truly the heart of Puerto Vallarta. The church is located a short distance from the waterfront and a block from the plaza.
It was a Sunday when we were there and services were being held; so we just stood just inside the front door as not to disturb the service. This is a must see if you are ever in Puerto Vallarta.
Written June 6, 2022
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traveltheworld012
Rochester, MN12,662 contributions
This church dominates the skyline of old downtown PV. We visited on New Year's Day 2022.

We are not Catholic, but enjoy viewing the architecture and learning about the history of such buildings. In front of the church is a beautiful and shaded plaza. The church we see now is nt the original church built on this location. The first church was built in 1883.

For the church we see now, the existing foundations were strengthened and finished by 1917, including the main pillars and walls. Construction really began in earnest in the early 1920s around the still functioning chapel, including the blessing of the Eucharistic or the major bell in 1926. The official start date, celebrated at the church each year with a mass, is October 12, 1921.

To “crown” the Parish, what better than a crown. It was built in 1963 and placed on the main tower in 1965 (based on the city historian, Carlos Munguía Fregoso). It was sketched by the priest Rafael Parra Castillo, the same person who designed the tower. The original crown was designed and sculpted by José Esteban Ramírez Guareño in 1965.

We entered the church to stand in awe of the interior, then walked around the outside where church members were selling mementos, books and rosaries. Anyone who visits the old downtown area will surely want to see this fantastic building regardless of religion.
Written January 24, 2022
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Edward K
Fontana22 contributions
I visited this beautiful old church in Puerto Vallarta during outlast trip in Jan '20 and found about 40-50 visitors. It is about5 blocks inland from the Malecon near old PVR. There is no admission fee but there is a jar for donations to keep the church in nice condition.
Written March 16, 2020
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David D
Devon, UK16,719 contributions
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Thursday 3rd February we were sightseeing in Puerto Vallarta and no visit to the City is complete without a visit to this magnificent Church, it should be top of the list.

It is located in the Centro area of the City, across from the main Plaza. As we approached the Church along Independencia, we were very aware of the Church with it's impressive tower dominating the skyline.

The magnificent tower is topped with a most distinctive sculpted crown. It stands directly over the main entrance to the Church and is flanked on either side by two small bell towers.

We climbed the steps up to the entrance and as we entered the most striking feature that greeted us was the ornate golden altar in its arched recess at the back of the Church. Not overly ornate but still beautiful, adorned with statues, a golden tabernacle, a crucifix topped with a painting of the Virgin Mary.

The main altar is flanked on either side by a smaller, not as grand or ornate, altars.

There is a circular domed part of the roof, in front and above the altar, where sunlight floods through, the many arched windows, illuminating the Church below.

Everywhere we looked there was something to catch our attention, a statue, a coloured glass window, a painting of religious images, an absolute treat for the eyes

As we exited, on the steps of the Church were some Nuns selling religious souvenirs.
Written March 5, 2022
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Joan H
San Bernardino, CA1,027 contributions
Our cruise ship, the Majestic Princess, docked in Puerto Vallarta the day after Christmas. The first thing my husband and I did was to take a taxi from the dock to visit this amazing church. This was our fourth time here. The ornate crown topping the bell and clock tower can be seen from a distance. It was the day after Christmas, and the church was decorated in incredible finery. Flanking the painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the main altar was a poinsettia themed draped fabric. Dozens of potted poinsettias adorned the altar. There was a nativity display in the patio area on the left side of the church. To the left of the altar were three wise men statues. The front of this church is festooned with colorful and lacy pennants. Vendors on the steps were selling small religious items.
Written March 21, 2022
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Dr. Tim
Marana, AZ5,139 contributions
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We arrived in PV via a cruise ship and took a cab to the Malecon. We continued past the Malecon into Old Vallarta when we came across Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. It was Sunday and we arrived in the middle of noon mass so we just stood in the back and tried not to be too conspicuous. I could see the Main Altar and many of the artifacts and would love to have spent more time and will next time we are in PV. I recommend a visit and perhaps a Mass if you are here during Mass time.
Written March 8, 2020
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JBG1
Leicester, UK690 contributions
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We visited on a Sunday morning initially and it was absolutely packed with people attending A service and so we returned later to look around inside. It is really stunning with a beautiful alter and stained glass windows. Donations are being requested for renovating some of the church buildings
Written February 3, 2020
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RCh
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Beautiful old church. Centrally located, very well maintained. Motivates you to take time to pray for your family and the world during this stressful time. Specially during this last month of 2020 when it used to be filled with joy.
Written December 19, 2020
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Becky U
Salem, OR5 contributions
What a beautiful church with so much history. So close to the beach it’s definitely a spot to take a minute.
We also stopped to eat at the restaurant across the street from the church that locals love and it was delicious!! For 3 of us never cost more than 13 USD ...
Written January 24, 2021
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