La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe is the heart of Puerto Vallarta religious life, and is the focal point of an elabor... 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.
The church is beautiful and an important part of the culture here. Our first night though, it was hard to sleep as the bells gong every 15 minutes, and sometimes for no reason at all. But we nicknamed it El Ka-Bong and laughed every time we heard it. The church is now a great memory of our awesome time in PV.
I love the whole area around the church. It's peaceful, but just steps away from the zocalo.
There's also a great restaurant on the north side of the street leading from the square to the church. It's frequented by businessmen, and the food is plentiful, cheap, and tasty.
We covered up in long sleeves and pants and left a small donation upon entering. This seemed to be very much appreciated. This is a beautiful serene little church with fabulous exterior architecture and round stained glass windows. The creche scene this Christmas was truly beautiful. Make sure to stop by this church when in PV!
The church of guadalupe was breath taking , compared to most churches in illionois. I was very upset relizing that the churches here are way to modern. The churches now are about money, money, money.
You should see the beautiful statues that they have, and the respect the people have for there church in puerta vallarta.