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.
Upon entering the Church of Our Lady of Guadeloupe, one feels the spirit of many European cathedrals. It is beautiful from the wonderful windows, the crystal chandeliers, the beautiful altar, and the magnificent organ. To sit in the quiet reminds us of why we are on the Earth. If you attend the English Mass on Sunday at 10:00 a.m., you will find many Americans and Canadians who think the same thing. On the step on Sunday, the Sisters of Charity have some unique religious goods for sale at reasonable priceds. This is a great place to go in P.V.
This was the most beautiful Cahtedral I have ever been in, I have not been in many but this one tops them all. The history of how is was built is amazing. The inside is breath taking and spiritual. It's a must see when visiting Puerto Vallarta!
As many described, the church is beautiful and inspiring. It is definitely a place to visit. However, as I looked at a Catholic Church around the corner from my Office in downtown Baltimore, I realized that there are many many more beautiful Catholic churches and cathedrals. If I have to choose, I must choose the one in Baltimore as more artistic, architecturally accomplished and awe inspiring. This was a nice local Catholic church, but I wouldn't put it in anyone's top ten list.
By the way, I described it as a church. The tour guide explained to me that since this church didn't belong to any archdioceses, it is a Catholic church, not a Cathedral. Is this correct?
Puerto vallarta has alot to offer to the tipical tourist. The Cathedral is an absolute must see- It is a represenation of mexican culture and religion. In front is the popular market with restaurants and shops and the popular "Malecon" boardwalk on the beach.
the cathederal de Guadalupe is an excellent choice when visiting pv....in a city of thousands of tourists, and local shops selling everything from t-shirts to shot-glasses, appears a "diamond in a modern day rough"....you could just feel the culture and the tradition in how much emphasis was put into the building of this beautiful monument...!!!THEY TOOK GOD AND CHURCH SERIOUS!!!..this is evident in the architecture and detail...it tends to make one feel a yearning to go back to that period to attend one of their sunday services.... Excellent//Free//conveniently located in downtown "el centro"...must see...if satifies the adventure seeking...
A very nice cathedral which contains some great artwork, some combines the Catholic faith with that of the coutries original tribal culture. It sits to the North of the town square and can be seen from most places within Puerto Vallarta.
A good view of old Vallarta and the beautiful church and devotion of the local people. Many Catholic churches in the area St James being closest to the Lady are Awe Inspiring. Recommend a tour be established to all churches. We did see two nice churches in villages on the sierra Madre tour. This tour (Vallarta Adventures) was bad but had some things that made it worthwhile like the churches. They did not spend enough time at these historic churches and quaint villages.
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