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Our Lady of Guadalupe

The world famous icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who appeared in front of an Aztec peasant in 1531.

A view of the Old and New Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The entrance still bears the inscription: ¿No estoy yo aquí que soy tu madre? (Am I not here, I who am your mother?) which the Virgin pronounced when appearing to Juan Diego in 1821.

Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

An aerial view of the domes of the old and new churches of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Pilgrims gathering in Mexico City for the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe on December 12, 2016. Up to 25 millions people visit the shrine each year.

The Chapel of the Cerrito

If you have time, don’t forget to pay a visit to the “Chapel of the Cerrito” built on the spot where the Virgin appeared to Juan Diego in 1531.
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