Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Mexico City

Explore the massive, elaborate structure of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, the central place of worship for the country's patron saint. Located on the spot where the Virgin of Guadalupe allegedly appeared in the 16th century, this structure remains one of Catholicism's major pilgrimage sites, known for housing the cloak of Saint Juan Diego. Erected in the 1970s, the circular church can hold up to 10,000 worshippers and boasts 15,000 niches in its main crypt. The shrine also houses a famous image of the Virgin, considered one of the most important religious depictions in Mexico. Right next to this landmark you can also visit an older church from the 18th century, known for its impressive facade and marble statues. Arrange to visit Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe and other attractions in Mexico City using our Mexico City itinerary builder website.
Create an itinerary including Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours To Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe
Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
7,760 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • I knew Mexico is known for its amazing churches, cathedrals, and basilicas. But this one will take your breath away!  more »
  • The Basilica de Guadalupe as a wonderful, historical religious experience to see when in Mexico City. The whole property is very large and there’s lots of walking and lots to see. We spent the whole.....  more »
Google
  • Historical site of Our Lady's visit at the Church in Mexico City. What a beautiful and blessed experience to be there for the Anniversary. Families travelled great distances to participate in the Celebration of Our Lady's siting. What a motivational and inspirational place this is. You could feel the presence of Our Lady, Our Father, His Son Jesus, and The Holy Spirit as you journey through this Historic Church and these Holy grounds. Thanking Our Father for keeping us safe while we were there. The people are hardworking, loving, and caring souls.
  • Lots of beautiful buildings to see. Our Lady of Guadalupe is amazing and you can get great pictures right up close. The garden is also wonderful to walk through; lots of water fountains and the greenery is well kept. Lots to see here, definitely worth the visit.

Plan your trip to Mexico City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Mexico City

See all ›
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:1 h 30 min

Historic Sites in Mexico City

See all ›
4.8
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:2 h 30 min

Side trips from Mexico City

Hidden gems in Mexico City

4.9
Duration:4 h
4.9
Duration:3 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min

Museums in Mexico City

See all ›
4.5
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.1
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:2 h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Mexico City

4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:3 h
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:3 h
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min