The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, CDMX Hidden Jewel
Updated: Jun 6
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During your stay in Mexico, you would love to visit The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Built between 1974 and 1976 by the architect Pedro Ramirez Vazquez. It is a circular building constructed in such a way to allow the cloak to be viewed by those inside.
This sacred place is said to hold a special place in the religious life of Mexico and is one of the most popular religious devotions. According to tradition, Mary appeared to Juan Diego, who was an Aztec convert to Christianity, on December 9 and again on December 12, 1531. She requested that a shrine to her be built on the spot where she appeared, Tepeyac Hill (now in a suburb of Mexico City). (Learn more: https://bit.ly/2K7OFLH)
Each December 12th, the Mexican Catholic community of Scott County celebrates the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It is one of the most lively and spiritual-religious celebrations. Many people like to climb to the top of Tepeyac Hill (shown on the right), where our Lady appeared and which now has a monastery at the top. Thankfully there are now concrete steps leading to the top. But be aware, you are at 7,000 feet altitude in Mexico City so the air is thin and those with breathing problems may wish to forego this experience. It is easy to forget that the shrine in this city of millions was once open countryside. But despite the crowds, you somehow can get a glimpse of how it once was. We encourage you to attend the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe here in Mexico City if at all possible. (Source: https://bit.ly/2z1YMj3)
This magnificent structure with deep historical background has been visited by millions of people over the past years. It is not too much to say that it could be one of your travel highlights while staying in Mexico!
Address: Fray Juan de Zumárraga No. 2, Villa Gustavo A. Madero, Gustavo A. Madero, 07050 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico