Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan (Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Zapopan) Tours
Credited with making peace, ending plagues, healing broken bones, and raising the dwindling waters of Lake Chapala, the Virgin of Zapopan is the official patroness of Guadalajara and the state of Jalisco, defender “against storms, lightning, and epidemics.” The tiny painted statue is crafted of wood and hardened corn husks. Brought to Jalisco in 1541 by a Franciscan missionary, she was the first Catholic icon to gain widespread acceptance from the region’s native tribes. In times of need, the virgin is removed from her sanctuary and paraded through the city. “The Queen of Jalisco” is credited with hundreds of miracles and civic accomplishments. When Mexico achieved independence from Spain, the new government named her “General of the Army of the State,” and, with due pomp and ceremony, dressed her appropriately in a tiny general’s sash.
Address: Eva Briseño 152, Centro, Zapopán, Jalisco 44250, Mexico
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Set out from Guadalajara on a day trip to explore the city of Zapopan, peruse its pedestrian-only street and see its two main attractions: The Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan and the Huichol Art Museum. After arriving in Zapopan you'll visit the stunning 17th century basilica, home to a revered statue of the Virgin Mary and a popular pilgrimage site for Catholics. Next door is the museum highlighting the region's indigenous Huichol people. Browse intricate beadworks, yarn paintings and other artworks while learning about their culture and heritage.
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