The Virgin of Zapopan, patron saint of Guadalajara since 1734, is considered throughout Jalisco and many other parts of the ... More
Romería de la Virgen de Zapopan
The Virgin of Zapopan, patron saint of Guadalajara since 1734, is considered throughout Jalisco and many other parts of the country, as a miracle maker. After her long pilgrimage through most of the churches in the city, on her birthday (October 12), she begins the 7 kilometer journey back home. The Llevada de la Virgen takes her from the Guadalajara Cathedral back to the Basca de Zapopan . Because of her innate gift for helping people, thousands gather for the procession to escort her back, accompanied by prayer, chanting and song.
Alonso Fernández de Lugo, Spanish conqueror, landed at Puerto de Las Nieves, and built his first fortifications here. He took
with him a little picture of the Virgen de Las Nieves (Our Lady of Snow) which he would later ...
Located inside Ponce 's grand Plaza Las Delicias, this is the seat of the local diocese. It was constructed during
the 1920s and has a style that is strongly neo Gothic. The main attraction at this church is its ...
Known as Peru's folkloric capital, Puno is host to one of the season's most exciting festivals. In celebrations that mix
Catholic and pagan rituals, townspeople don colorful garments and take to the streets to honor the town's patron saint, ...