Visit Teotihuacan, the “City of the Gods,” in the early morning, before the tour groups from Mexico City begin to crowd one of the most famous and popular sites in the world.
Guadalupe Shrine Tour
- Adult Ages 12+
- Child Ages 3-11
Basilica de Guadalupe Tour in Mexico City
Visit the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, one of the most visited Catholic sites in the world. During this tour, we will visit the Temple of Guadalupe, popularly known as “La Villa” or Basilica of Guadalupe. It was built in the 17th century by the architect Pedro de Arrieta, and receives some 20 million pilgrims annually.
The Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico is not only a religious symbol, it is also part of the Mexican identity. In all Mexican homes and in many others in Latin America, the Virgin of Guadalupe is worshiped. With his national holiday on December 12, he receives great importance for considering his four appearances to the Chichimeca indigenous Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin on the Tepeyac hill, and on one occasion to Juan Bernardino, Juan Diego’s uncle.
Due to its influence on Mexican culture, visiting the Basilica of Guadalupe is essential, whether you are a believer or not. In addition, these stories are collected in documents throughout the world, from historical documents in the Vatican to different writings by other religious places. Her presence in Mexico is such that numerous audiovisual works have been dedicated in her name.
On this trip, we can admire both the current and the old basilica, and also climb Cerro Tepeyac, where the miracle of fresh flowers and the first apparition of Santa María de Guadalupe are remembered.
Later, we will visit the Basilica Museum, located in the old convent of the Capuchins, where we will see an important collection of baroque art, made up of an impressive amount of cultural assets. The work of this place is focused on conserving, studying, and disseminating nearly 4000 cultural assets protected by the Distinguished and National Basilica of Guadalupe.
Here you will have free time to visit the place or attend mass. Don’t miss the opportunity to live this exciting experience full of culture and tradition!
- Visit the current Basilica and the Expiatory Temple of Christ the King (former basilica)
- Climb the Cerro del Tepeyac, where the miracle of the fresh flowers and the first of the apparitions of Santa María de Guadalupe is remembered
- Get to know the Museum of the Basilica, located in the old convent of the Capuchins
- Roundtrip transportation from the meeting point
- Bilingual guide
- Tips (optional)
- Foods and drinks
- At Hostel Amigo, in Street Isabel la Católica 61A Col. Centro at 15:00h