Our Lady of Guadalupe: Pilgrimage to Mexico City
Moderate – High
Join us on a pilgrimage to Mexico as we travel to Puebla, Mexico City, Guadalajara, and more.
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We begin our day with Mass at Chapel of the Rosary in the Church of Santo Domingo. We then visit the Cathedral and other points of interest in Puebla with its beautifully colonial facades and interesting buildings. Lunch at a local restaurant and in the afternoon, visit the suburb of Cholula and the Indian Church to Sta. Maria Tonantzintla.
We depart Puebla for Mexico City, stopping enroute at San Miguel del Milagro with its interesting history and engulfed in miraculous happenings. Continue to the nearby town of Ocotlan for Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Ocotlan, site where Our Lady burnt her image in an oak tree. Time for a visit to the beautiful Church of San Francisco nearby. Continue to Mexico City, arriving in time for dinner on your own at the hotel.
This morning, enroute to the Shrine, a stop will be made at the Plaza of the 3 Cultures (Tlaltelolco) to see the Church of St. James where San Juan Diego was baptized. Continue to the Shrine to attend the Mass of the Roses on Feast Day.
This morning, we have Mass at the Shrine, now under the tranquility of a “normal” day and without the crowds, to enjoy a full tour of the grounds. Continue to the pyramids of Teotihuacan to see the Pyramids of the Sun, the Moon, Quetzal Butterfly Temple, etc. Back to the hotel in time for leisure dinner on your own.
This morning we depart to the City of Guanajuato. En route out of the city, Mass will be celebrated at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Remedies, with its large and interesting collection of “Milagros” and “retablos” from people grateful for favors received from Our Lady of the Remedies. Continue on to Queretaro (about 2 hours) for a brief city tour of the historic center, seat of Mexico’s Independence from Spain. And on to the picturesque town of San Miguel Allende with its spectacular mountain scenery, and popular among American and Canadian artists for its charm and colonialism. After lunch in town, depart for Guanajuato for overnight.
Mass this morning will be at the Church of San Cayetano followed by a city tour of the most popular sights in Guanajuato – the University, Teatro Juarez, the local market, the underground streets and the quaintness of this colonial city. Depart for Guadalajara, passing by San Juan de los Lagos, famous for its fascinating Shrine. Stop for a visit to the Shrine, and continue to Guadalajara.
This morning, we walk to Mass at the Cathedral, continuing along the Plaza Tapatio tourist area of Guadalajara. Other visits include the Libertad Market and Teatro Degollado. Then head for the suburb of Tlaquepaque for lunch on your own and time for shopping for local arts & crafts for which this town is famous. Farewell dinner at the hotel.
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