Shrine of Guadalupe Tours

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Among the most visited Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world, the Shrine of Guadalupe atop Tepeyac Hill in Mexico City honors the legendary 16th-century appearance of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego, a local peasant. The shrine, also known as the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), is devoted to the patron saint of Mexico.

The Basics
Two basilicas now stand at the Shrine of Guadalupe—the Old Basilica (1709) and the New Basilica (1976), which houses Juan Diego’s cloak with the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Visitors can also climb the steps to the Capilla del Cerrito, the original hill chapel built on the site of Juan Diego’s vision. Many full-day tours combine a visit to the shrine with a tour of Teotihuacan.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Entrance to the basilicas is free, but there is an admission fee for the Basilica Museum.
  • Dress appropriately in modest clothing—shorts are not allowed. 
  • The Shrine of Guadalupe is wheelchair accessible.
  • The shrine is closed on Mondays.

How to Get There
The Shrine of Guadalupe is located in the La Villa neighborhood in northern Mexico City. To get there, take metro Line 6 to La Villa Basilica, a few blocks from the shrine, or any number of city buses.

When to Get There
With thousands of daily visitors, the Shrine of Guadalupe is always busy, so arrive early to avoid the crowds. The most atmospheric time to visit is on December 12 for the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe, when the shrine is the epicenter of countrywide celebrations including parades, special masses, and firework displays.

The Legend of the Shrine of Guadalupe
According to legend, the Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin in December 1531. In his vision, the apparition was a teenage girl who asked the recently baptized Aztec in his native Nahuatl to build a shrine in her honor on Tepeyac Hill. When the Spanish priests refused to believe Juan Diego's tale, she gave him a sign: roses in December. And when he gathered the flowers up in his cloak, her image miraculously appeared on it. Today, Juan Diego’s tilma (cloak) is on display at the Basilica of Guadalupe, and December 12 marks one of Mexico’s holiest celebrations.
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Address: Plaza de las Americas 1, Avenida de los Misterios y Calle Fray Juan de Zumárraga, Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City Super Saver: Teotihuacan, Tlatelolco, and Guadalupe Shrine Plus Xochimilco and Frida Kahlo

Mexico City’s vibrancy extends across arts and culture, cuisine, and history. This tour combines six of the area’s top sites over a two-day trip, all seen with the expertise of a local guide. Dive into ancient history at Teotihuacan and Tlatelolco, learn explore the Guadalupe Shrine, visit  Xochimilco, learn about art in Coyoacan, and tour the Frida Kahlo museum.
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Private Tour: Teotihuacan and Guadalupe Shrine

With this private 6-hour tour, avoid the large tour groups and get to know the sights of Mexico City in the company of just your family and friends. Your personalized guide takes you to Tlatelolco, an excavated Aztec zone. Visit the Shrine of Guadalupe, a popular Catholic pilgrimage site, and set your eyes on a cloak said to have imprinted on it an image of the Lady Virgin. Explore the archaeological ruins of Teotihuacan, and climb the Sun and Moon pyramids for arresting views. Transport and lunch are included.
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Teotihuacan Pyramids and Shrine of Guadalupe

Hit two must-see attractions — Teotihuacan Pyramids and the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe — on this full-day tour from Mexico City. Discover architectural treasures in the UNESCO-listed zone of Teotihuacan, also known as the City of the Gods, and then climb the Sun and Moon pyramids for fantastic views of the ancient city. Finish the day with a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, one of the most popular religious sites in Latin America.
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Teotihuacan Pyramids and Basilica of Guadalupe

Hit three top historical attractions on this full-day guided tour from Mexico City: Tlatelolco, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Teotihuacan. See where the main market of the Aztec empire once stood in Tlatelolco. At the Shrine of Guadalupe, one of the most popular Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world, see a cloak with an image of the Lady Virgin on display. Stroll through the archaeological ruins of Teotihuacan, known as the City of the Gods, and climb the Sun and Moon pyramids for fantastic views.
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Full-Day Basilica of Guadalupe and Teotihuacan Archaeological Site Tour from Mexico City

Get an intimate view of two popular Mexico City sites on an intimate guided tour. Experience the Basilica of our Lady of Guadalupe and learn why this national shrine lures millions of pilgrims annually. Then head to the ancient Mexican ruins of Teotihuacan, delve into its mysteries and climb the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon. A tasting of traditional Mexican beverages—pulque and tequila—is included.
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Turibus Hop On - Hop Off Mexico City Tour

Reach the top attractions of Mexico City easily and affordably on a hop on-hop off bus tour. Choose from four themed routes, which cover distinct areas of the city. Disembark at stops that interest you and hop back on when you’re ready. Or simply relax on the upper deck and listen to commentary during the ride. You’re free to experience the city your way at a pace that works for you.
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Small-Group Tour: Early Access Teotihuacan

One of the most popular day trips from Mexico City, Teotihuacan is an impressive archaeological site as well as a popular tourist attraction. Create a richer experience in the "City of the Gods" on this small-group tour to the ruins that departs early in the morning and arrives well before the crowds swell (along with the heat). This tour also includes a visit to an obsidian workshop, and an optional upgrade to include lunch.
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Mexico City Private City Tour: Teotihuacan and Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

There is so much to see in Mexico City — take advantage of this carefully curated private sightseeing experience. With just your family and friends, this 12-hour tour takes you to the historical square of Zocalo, the Diego Rivera murals at a presidential palace, the ancient Aztec city of Teotihuacan, and the Shrine of Guadalupe, one of the world’s most-visited Catholic pilgrimage sites. Round-trip hotel transport included.
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Basilica of Guadalupe and Teotihuacan Private Tour from Mexico City

Visit two of Mexico City’s most spectacular highlights on a private tour of the Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe and Teotihuacan, a pre-Columbian city with towering pyramids and ancient carvings. Traveling in a private, climate-controlled vehicle, you’ll join a personal guide to explore each destination, learning the fascinating stories behind the monuments. See the 17th architecture of the cathedral and pilgrimage site, then climb Mexico’s tallest pyramid at the sprawling Teotihuacan archeological site.
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Mexico City Private Tour with Teotihuacan, Murals, Guadalupe Basilica

Discover Mexico City’s highlights, from the city’s enormous Plaza de la Constitucion to historic murals, colonial-era architecture, the magnificent pyramids of Teotihuacan, and the Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe. Exploring the city with a private guide means you can enjoy the day at your own pace, learning about the fascinating stories and people behind each place you see. This full-day, private tour of Mexico City includes hotel pickup and drop-off and entrance fees, with all transport by climate-controlled vehicle.
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Private 2-Day Teotihuacan Pyramids, Xochimilco from Mexico City

Enhance your experience of Mexico City’s diverse and distinctive attractions on a private 2-day tour of the Teotihuacan Pyramids, Xochimilco, and the Shrine of Guadalupe. Alongside a personal guide, you’ll tick off the mysterious Teotihuacan Pyramids, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 100 BC, and listen to stories surrounding the Shrine of Guadalupe. Plus, you’ll cruise on the canals of Xochimilco and visit the Frida Kahlo Museum. Accommodation is not included.
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Shrine of Guadalupe Tour in Mexico City

With more than 20 million annual visitors, the Shrine of Guadalupe in Mexico City is one of the top Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world. On this 4-hour tour, an informative guide takes you to the shrine’s two basilicas, where you’ll see a cloak with an image of the Lady Virgin on display. Climb nearby Tepeyac Hill, where it is said the Lady appeared, and hear more about the events that led to the construction of the shrine. Transport from central Mexico City is included.
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Mexico City Downtown Highlights Tour with Guadalupe Shrine and Optional Torre Latinoamericana

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What’s is Mexico essence? Ancient pyramids, colonial cities, colourful magic town, tequila, breath-taking landscapes, and stunning beaches? All that charm is the very essence of this tour. From Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta visiting the heart of Mexico in 5 days.
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