Interior de la Basílica de Guadalupe

Plaza Mariana and Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Millions of believers flock to this beloved corner of the capital all year round.

The current basilica is a modern, circular building shaped like a giant tent. Its green-tinged copper roof, that some say looks like a cloak, has become emblematic. The interior was designed to welcome 10,000 of the faithful at a time. Behind the main altar is the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe measuring 4 feet by 6 feet and protected by glass on a type of modern altarpiece under a large cross. The church’s round layout and lack of interior columns lets the sacred image be seen from anywhere in the church, and a moving sidewalk lets believers get a closer look at the Virgin. There is also a monumental Canadian organ with 12,000 pipes and five keyboards.




Basílica de Guadalupe, Plaza de las Américas, Villa de Guadalupe, Villa Gustavo A. Madero, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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