Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario Talpa

Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario Talpa

Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Rosario Talpa
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travel4family2
Lakewood, CA117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
We visited here on our way from Puerto Vallarta. Our final destination was Guadalajara. So glad we stopped by. On your way there, make sure you stop by the Mirador. You can eat at the mercado next to the Basilica and buy candy after you eat. Make sure you stop by the church. Plenty of free parking.
Written October 29, 2016
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larrybennettgjco
Grand Junction, CO81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
What a beautiful experience of seeing Old Mexico in its rare and natural state. 3 hours from PV, its worth renting a car and going for a drive.
Written April 3, 2019
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Billy Bob C
Belton, TX92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
My daughters and I were on our annual pilgrimage to Mexico. They had never been to the beach in Mexico, so I took them to Puerto Vallarta. One of my wife and my favorite trips included spending several days in the mountains east of Puerto Valllarta and so I insisted the girls go with me. We stopped several places on the trip (one of the advantages of a rental car is you can do things at your own pace). We went to San Sebastian and Mascota on the way.

First, let me tell you, the road is treacherous. It is two lane with no shoulder and there are often deep drop-off and sometimes no guard rails. The trip home was exacerbated by heavy rain after dark. There are times there is livestock in the roads and even a sign at one point warning of falling cows as well as large trucks with heavy loads struggling with the grades. But care and reasonable speed mitigate these.

Talpa is several kilometers off the main road, but worth the trip. We got a late start, and so some of the local shops were already closed when we arrived. I was disappointed, because there is a coffee store that roast fresh coffee and I missed its wonderful aroma and buying whole bean coffee fresh off the roaster. But the Zocala was alive with activity. Venders were selling all sorts of things from food to toys with lights in them. Families were enjoying the evening together (one of the things I like most about Mexico) and instead of the often oppressive heat and humidity along the coast, temperatures were in the low 70's under a cloudy sky.

As is often the case in Mexico, the Basilica is the center of the community located on the Zocalo. It is not only beautiful and impressive, it is a major attractions of the community as is known as Virgen del Rosario de Talpa. Historically it is the site of a miracle involving an old statue of the Virgin and later healings done by the statue. There are several pilgrimages each year to the basilica with people walking three days from Puerto Vallarta toTalpa to visit the church.

It is a beautiful and ornate structure on the inside. There are neon lighted crosses on each side of the entrance. There is a store located on the side of the basilica that sells religious objects. We visited several "magical cities" in the area. We all agreed this one held the most magic for us.
Written August 5, 2018
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Salvador Z
Mascota, Mexico21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
This church is part of the identity of the locals but the temple is not that kind of work that impress, in general the town is just for religious tourism, there are no architectural attractions of historic relevance inside the town.
Written January 17, 2017
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BobE6
Thornton, CO216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
While this is the main attraction in Talpa there are a few other things to see. I suggest taking a guid tour of the town. The Basilica is impressive and the effort to build it must have been monumental. It is not favorable to the church when you consider the cost to the local population. Yet you can appreciate the beauty of the side and out. The locals do an excellent job of upkeep which does attract tourists. Religion is still important in all of Mexico. We were on the road Saturday before Palm Sunday and the road was filled with thousands of pilgrims walking to Talpa. Is was an awesome sight.
Written March 25, 2018
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riskyone
Austin, TX417 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
This is a beautiful church inside and out. It’s right in the square so lots of activity and people watching. Lots of vendors and shops. There is also a smaller church near by that has more religious meaning to the locals.
Written December 27, 2017
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theoldalfer
Vancouver, Canada29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
After reading a few reviews on several sites, we decided to include Talpa in our long day trip from Puerto Vallarta with stops in San Sebastian and Mascota. The major tour providers offer day trips to the Mascota/Talpa area but we decided to hire a taxi for our group and pick several places that were more in line with what we were looking for rather than falling subject to places tour guides pre-book which often removes some of the authenticity of the tour you're on (if you've done several tours by bus you'll know what I mean).
What strikes me as add is the lack of reviews for this very important landmark. For Catholics, this basilica is of huge importance. People hike through the Sierra Madres from Puerto Vallarta for 3 days, and upwards of 100,000 people visit the church every year (at the time of this writing there were only 2 reviews!). Our taxi driver has visited Talpa dozens of times and recalled several of those trip where people were lined up to enter the church from the outskirts of town (particularly busy around Christmas). Being the shoulder season, we didn't have long to wait to enter the church. After visiting several other churches in Jalisco, including the basilica in Puerto Vallarta, this church is STRIKINGLY beautiful. The brightness, cleanliness, and sparkle of all the silver was quite a shock. It rivals some of the best basilicas we've visited in Europe and is clearly the most important landmark in the area. Since there is not a lot else to visit in the area, if you are passing through Talpa it is an absolute must.
The nearby architecture of the square and nearby businesses makes it that much more worth the visit. The bakery north of the church is quite tasty and they offer some interesting flavours of ice cream (candies & nuts). There is a candy factory northwest of the basilica that offers bags of candies for about $1 - great idea for gifts. Most of the candies made in the area are made from guava, but there are many other flavours (primarily vanilla, honey, orange, and chocolate).
On its own, the basilica is well worth the visit, and with all the other nearby restaurants and gift stores it makes the visit a no brainer.
Written November 11, 2017
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