Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

The largest indoor Virgin Mary sculpture.

This church was erected thanks to the efforts of Father Ildefonso Illescas. Instead of tithe, the priest requested that the faithful contribute stones for its construction. With its inordinate size (it’s 46 feet tall) and waving blue veil, the image of La Inmaculada (the Immaculate Conception) seems to envelop anyone that comes near her. José Luis and Carmen Silva were the ones who created the cedarwood sculpture in the 1960s. In her arms, she carries the baby Jesus who in turns holds the white dove of the Holy Spirit.



Basílica de la Inmaculada Concepción, Romero Vargas, Centro, Chignahuapan, Puebla, México

See map