La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe is the heart of Puerto Vallarta religious life, and is the focal point of an ... More
Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe
La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe is the heart of Puerto Vallarta religious life, and is the focal point of an elaborate 12-day festival each December. The structure itself was built during a 12-year period beginning in 1929. The interior is filled with hand-carved columns, decorative moldings and other rich detailing. An earthquake damaged the ornate crown that originally adorned the church. It was replaced, but the repair still creates controversy. The original crown is said to have been modeled after a tiara worn by the mistress of the Emperor Maximilian. Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe is open on Sundays from 10am.
We are visiting PV on Christmas Day and would like to attend Mass in the Church. Not able to find times on the web. Does anybody know the times of Christmas Day mass and/or a contact we can call to find out? Thanks
When my family visited the town of Puerta Vallarta, we went into the cathedral and were glad we could say a prayer there in that special place. After we got home, visiting a resale shop, I was surprised and happy to find a watercolor picture of Puerta Vallarta, with the cathedral as the main focus, to hang in our foyer as a remembrance.
Maybe I am biased because I have seen many cathedral's all around the world, but I was expecting to see more from the main cathedral in Puerto Vallarta. It's pretty from the outside, but the inside is rather plain and seems newly redone. It's worth a visit if you're in the area anyways, but definitely not worth a special trip.
I loved the way it was aranged. It was a beautiful sight and probebly the best historical one I saw on my trip. The best time to visit is in the mid-summer when you can swim in the ocean. The experience was awsome!
OLG is a beautiful cathedral located right across from the main plaza in downtown Vallarta. The interior is white plaster and marble with gold accents and beautiful stained glass. You can hear the church bells toll on the hour. Also across the street, you will find several little religious shops selling bless ed religious items. During the festival of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Dec. 12) all the posadas end up at the cathedral. The streets are closed down to automobiles and there is a carnival atmosphere that is loads of fun. December is a great time to visit. Just remember, this is a house of worship for the people of the city. I have seen countless, thoughtless tourists walk through during weddings, services, etc. and talk like they are the only ones in the church, snapping pictures and being inconsiderate. Please step lightly and reverently when you visit. It is a lovely place to see!
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