This was the first true stop on the tour I took with Estur – Operadora Mexicana Highlights Tour Company (see separate tour entry). Guadaloupe is Mexico’s patron saint and as the story goes, she performed a miracle for a native man, Juan Diego, and emblazoned her image on the cloth that he was wearing. Ramone, our tour guide, first led us to the gift shop, where he explained the story of Juan Diego and Saint Gaudaloupe.
We then continued on to the central courtyard, where you can see the Old Basilica, the New Basilica, and other chapels. The New Basilica was built to replace the Old Basilica, which is sinking into the ground. The Old Basilica had just reopened after being closed for...Read More