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Lord of Chalma Church

This is a splendid church once you get past all of the religious articles and other items for sale... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
William P
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Go to the Spring of Ahuehuete!

While we pretty much drove through Chalma, which is one of the ugliest towns in Mexico and a total... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2017
Craig T
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San Rafael, California
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Aug 27, 2018
“Lord of Chalma Church”
Nov 3, 2017
“Go to the Spring of Ahuehuete!”
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a splendid church once you get past all of the religious articles and other items for sale. It is a good feeling seeing folks enjoying the pilgrimage aspects of their faith.

Thank William P
Reviewed November 3, 2017

While we pretty much drove through Chalma, which is one of the ugliest towns in Mexico and a total zoo, the miracle spring of Ahuehuete is a total must see. This spring comes from under a huge, old Ahuehuete tree, or Mexican cypress (the same...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

This Sanctuary is a magical place !!!! It is one of the few Monuments carved in rock. Very well kept. Full of History. From the moment you get into town you start to feel the spirituality of this Church. You have to walk through a...More

Thank Cecilia L
Reviewed September 18, 2016

In a small town of Malinalco, this is a visible building and perhaps the tallest. Like the old catholic churches, this has the beautiful interiors with various scenes from the Bible. The woodwork on the doors are pretty detailed and nice.

Thank JupiterNine
Reviewed May 13, 2016

It's all about religious kitch. Chalma gives you in insight in this aspect of Mexico, but there are much nicer churchs in the country. Very busy place, Chalma,

Thank QuintenJ
Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Is the second largest Catholic Sanctuary visited in Latin America after the Basilica d Guadalupe in Mexico City , the popular legend says,if you wish to cure or to get something special, you must go to dance in Chalma and will obtain the miracles grace...More

Thank JuanFloresBengoa
Reviewed September 4, 2015

Actualy there is nothing to like! It is on tehbest route into Maalinalco and in a beautiful mountain setting; the vilage is ugy and totally comercialized as a pilgrim place. Vendirs everywhere! Just pass it by and hope not to lose much time with the...More

Thank travel_advisor44
Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We went here on a Sunday, which is probably the busiest day to go. I have great admiration for the genuine pilgrims who travel great distances to be here. We parked pretty close and walked down through the market streets selling tacky religious souvenirs and...More

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