The Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Sunset in the Basilica of Guadalupe

Get to know in depth the origin of the Christian history of the Mexican country thanks to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe, where pilgrims from all over Mexico have come to pay respect to the Virgin Mary, the sacred image of this religious building since the 16th century.

Where is this famous parish located?

This church is located in Tepeyac which is part of northern Mexico City whose exact address is Plaza de las Américas nº1 Col. Villa de Guadalupe.

Public transportation or the subway are within walking distance, although if you prefer, you can travel by private vehicle and park in the sanctuary’s subway parking lots (with a capacity of 1,000 cars).

For those who want to continue visiting many of the country’s most characteristic religious buildings, we believe you will be interested in Mexico City tours.

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe

It is currently the most visited Marian site in the world because the guided experience is unique, based on narrations of apparitions, detailed stops in the temples and explanation of the architecture of the site, among many other attractions in a tour of 1 hour and a half. Guided tours are a free service for a maximum of 35 people per visit.

Temples and attractions that make up the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe

  • The new Basilica
  • The expiatory temple or Old Basilica of Guadalupe
  • The Parish of Capuchinas
  • The Pocito Chapel
  • El Cerrito del Tepeyac
  • La Antigua Parroquia de Indios
  • The Museum of the Basilica of Guadalupe

Bird's-eye view of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe religious building

Among the different constructions that can be found in this precinct is the New Basilica built under a modern architecture with symbols and holy figures such as the Virgin Mary or the Pocito Chapel, unmistakable for its baroque style construction. These and many other cultural treasures of the country are available for the various pilgrims who visit this impressive site.

Masses at the Cathedral Virgen de Guadalupe

  • New Basilica: Monday to Sunday (maximum capacity 500 people)
  • Chapel open: Sunday
  • Temple of Christ the King: Monday to Saturday with a maximum capacity of 38 people.

Museum of the Basilica of Guadalupe

It is a private institution that tries to teach the message of Guadalupe and Catholicism through religious objects of incalculable value for the Mexican cultural heritage. This collection, divided into 15 rooms, has about 5,000 goods from the sixteenth century to the present day, in which we could classify as objects of religious art and sacred art. Visitors will find everything from paintings and sculptures to books and furniture, although if you want to do more religious tourism, try reading about the city of Morelia.

Novenas of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Currently, since February 2, at the 6:00 p.m. Mass at the High Altar of the Basilica, a virtual community novena for the deceased has been held, consisting of nine Masses dedicated to loved ones who are no longer with us, but who are remembered through the website and social networks of the religious association.

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