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 Antigua Basilica, Capilla del Cerrito, & The Capuchin Nuns' Temple. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Photo L to R: Antigua Basilica, Capilla del Cerrito, & The Capuchin Nuns' Temple. January 12, 2005.

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Statue Of Juan Diego Showing Image Of Virgin Mary To Bishop Zumarraga.
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Jardin del Tepeyac or Garden del Tepeyac. Basilica de Guadalupe. Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
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Basilica de Guadalupe:

The very famous Basílica of Guadalupe -- not just another Catholic church, but the central place of worship for Mexico's patron saint and the home of the image responsible for uniting pre-Hispanic Indian mysticism with Catholic beliefs. It is virtually impossible to understand Mexico and its culture without appreciating the national devotion for Our Lady of Guadalupe. The blue-mantled Virgin of Guadalupe is the most revered image in the country, and you will see her countenance wherever you travel.

The Basílica occupies the site where, on December 9, 1531, a poor Indian named Juan Diego saw a vision of a beautiful lady in a blue mantle. The local bishop, Zumarraga, was reluctant to confirm that Juan Diego had indeed seen the Virgin Mary, so he asked the peasant for evidence. Juan Diego saw the vision a second time, on December 12, and when he asked her for proof, she instructed him to collect the roses that began blooming in the rocky soil at his feet. He gathered the flowers in his cloak and returned to the bishop. When he unfurled his cloak, the flowers dropped to the ground and the image of the Virgin was miraculously emblazoned on the rough-hewn cloth. The bishop immediately ordered the building of a church on the spot, and upon its completion, the cloth with the Virgin's image was hung in a place of honor, framed in gold. Since that time, millions of the devout and the curious have come to view the miraculous image that experts, it is said, are at a loss to explain. So heavy was the flow of visitors -- many approached for hundreds of yards on their knees -- that the old church, already fragile, was insufficient to handle them. An audacious New Basílica, designed by Pedro Ramírez Vazquez, the same architect who designed the breathtaking Museo Nacional de Antropología, opened in 1987.

Here is a brief history of the shrines construction. After the original construction the building was expanded in 1561-1575. Then in 1601-1622 a more elaborate shrine was erected. Another, much richer was built in 1695-1709. Today this is called the Antigua Basilica de Guadalupe, or Old Basilica. In about 1750 the shrine got the title of collegiate, with a canonry and choir service being established. It was aggregated to St. John Lateran in 1754; and finally, in 1904 it was created a basilica.

Other structures of the 17th century and 18th century connected with the basilica are a parish church, a convent and church for Capuchin nuns, the Well Chapel, and the Hill Chapel.

The Capilla de Indios, or Chapel of the Indians, is also nearby. It is a house in which it is said that Juan Diego lived after the Virgin's first appearance until his death in 1548. It was built under the direction of Luis Lasso de la Vega, the Vicar of Guadalupe, in about 1649.

The Baroque Chapel of the Pocito (chapel of the little well) was built in the eighteenth century where a miraculous source of water appeared. (It is dry right now). The water of this source was supposed having miraculous powers. The chapel has a dome covered with blue and white tiles (azulejos). The walls are in cut stones, volcanic rocks. Inside, there are several scenes of angels, in pastel colors.

When this Old Basilica (from 1709) became dangerous due to the sinking of its foundations, a modern structure called the New Basilica was built nearby between 1974 and 1976, designed by architect Pedro Ramírez Vásquez. It has a circular floorplan and the original image of the Virgin is located high up on one wall, so it can be seen from any point within the building.

An empty crucifix symbolizes Christ's resurrection. The choir is located between the altar and the churchgoers to indicate that it, too, is part of the group of the faithful. Its seven front doors are an allusion to the seven gates of Celestial Jerusalem. It can accommodate 10,000 worshippers at a time, which is often necessary because a mass is almost always taking place inside.

Waves of pilgrims flood the place year-round, but are especially frequent during the Holy Week and especially the Holy Day of December 12.

The Basilica de Guadalupe is considered by many Catholics to be the holiest place in all of the Americas and it is the most visited sanctuary in Latin America. The basilica may be the second most visited shrine in all the Catholic world, second only to St. Peter's in Rome (The Vatican).

The Mexico City International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México or AICM), also called Benito Juárez International Airport (IATA: MEX, ICAO: MMMX) is the major commercial airport that serves Mexico City, the capital of Mexico. It is also Mexico's and Latin America's busiest airport!


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Capilla del Cerrito, or Chapel On The Hill. Basilica de Guadalupe. Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Capilla del Cerrito, or Chapel On The Hill. Basilica de Guadalupe. November 07, 2012.
Capilla del Cerrito, or Chapel On The Hill. Basilica de Guadalupe. Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Capilla del Cerrito, or Chapel On The Hill. Basilica de Guadalupe. November 20, 2011.
Facade Of Capilla del Cerrito, or Chapel On The Hill. Basilica de Guadalupe. Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Facade Of Capilla del Cerrito, or Chapel On The Hill. Basilica de Guadalupe. September 27, 2009.
Capilla del Pocito (Chapel of the little well). Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Capilla del Pocito (Chapel of the little well). January 12, 2005.
Capilla del Pocito (Chapel of the little well). Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Capilla del Pocito (Chapel of the little well). November 20, 2011.

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Garden Grounds Fountains. Basilica de Guadalupe. Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Garden Grounds Fountains. Basilica de Guadalupe. November 20, 2011.
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Capilla de Indios (Chapel Of Indians). Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
The Capilla de Indios (Chapel Of Indians), Next To Where Juan Diego
Lived From 1531 AD Until He Died In 1548 AD

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Pope John Paul II Statue Inside Antigua Basilica. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Pope John Paul II Statue Outside Antigua Basilica. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Pope John Paul II Statue
Inside Antigua Basilica.
Pope John Paul II Statue
Outside Antigua Basilica.
Altar Inside Antigua Basilica. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Juan Diego Statue Inside Antigua Basilica. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Altar
Inside Antigua Basilica.
Juan Diego Statue
Inside Antigua Basilica.
Hector & Eve Inside Antigua Basilica. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Inside Antigua Basilica. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
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Inside Antigua Basilica.
Inside Antigua Basilica.
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Underground Parking
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To The Basilica
Basilica Stores. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Basilica Store. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
If Parking Underground
You Must Pass
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Main Patio. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Main Patio. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
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The New Basilica de GuadalupeThe Old Basilica de Guadalupe
The "Antigua Basilica"
Museo. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Capilla del Cerrito. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
Museum Of Basilica de GuadalupeCapilla del Cerrito (Hill Chapel)
Where Juan Diego Saw The Vision
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Dome. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Altar. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
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La Ofrenda Monument. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.Jardin del Tepeyac. Basilica de Guadalupe Mexico City D.F. Mexico Travel & Tour Pictures, Photos, Images, & Reviews.
La Ofrenda Monument
Jardin del Tepeyac
Tepeyac Garden
La Ofrenda Monument
Jardin del Tepeyac
Tepeyac Garden

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The image of the Lady Virgin you see everywhere in Mexico has a story, and that story began at the Shrine of Guadalupe. This 4-hour tour led by a knowledgeable guide takes you through one of the most popular Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world. Admire the architecture of its two basilicas and gaze at the miracle cloak on display. Learn about the events that gave rise to the shrine, and ascend nearby Tepeyac Hill, where it is said the Lady appeared. Transport from central Mexico City is included.


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Shrine of Guadalupe Tour in Mexico City - $37.99

The image of the Lady Virgin you see everywhere in Mexico has a story, and that story began at the Shrine of Guadalupe. This 4-hour tour led by a knowledgeable guide takes you through one of the most popular Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world. Admire the architecture of its two basilicas and gaze at the miracle cloak on display. Learn about the events that gave rise to the shrine, and ascend nearby Tepeyac Hill, where it is said the Lady appeared. Transport from central Mexico City is included.


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Mexico City Super Saver: Teotihuacan Pyramids Early-Morning Access plus City Tour - $74.99

See the old and the new in Mexico City in one day, and take another day to wander the UNESCO World Heritage site of Teotihuacan, the City of the Gods. Visit Latin America's largest church, trace Mexico's turbulent history on Diego Rivera murals and at an anthropology museum, and admire the modern sleekness of Paseo de la Reforma. You'll beat the crowds at Teotihuacan with early-morning arrival, and climb the Sun and Moon pyramids in peace. Then wrap up with a visit to a local obsidian factory, and taste a variety of liqueurs.Pairing two popular guided tours at a discounted price, this Super Saver takes place over two consecutive days ' and you get to choose which tour you'd like to see first.


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Private Tour: Teotihuacan Pyramids Day Trip from Mexico City with an Archaeologist - $51.99

Visit the archeological site of Teotihuacan ' a UNESCO World Heritage site ' on this private tour from Mexico City with an expert archaeologist guide. As you tour the pyramids, plazas and murals and take in the majestic atmosphere, you'll have the advantage of a private guide who is full of fascinating information about Teotihuacan, which is believed to have been established around 100 BC. You'll also have the chance to climb up the Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon. A tequila and mescal tasting is also included!


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Live la vida loca on a night out on the town in Mexico City! Enjoy a drink at a local cantina, sing and dance to mariachi music, then cheer on your favorite wrestlers at a Lucha Libre match. Meet the locals on your night out on the tiles, get around by public transportation with the assistance of your professional guide, and experience nighttime fun with a difference in Mexico City.


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