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Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan

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Address: Calle Hidalgo 1 | Ocotlan, Tlaxcala, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 246 462 1073

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Another beautiful church

Mexico is full of beautiful churches. The history of this one is very interesting and is displayed on the walls

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
Johanna S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Mexico is full of beautiful churches. The history of this one is very interesting and is displayed on the walls

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Only about 10 years after the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, that Our Lady of Ocotlan appeared to Juan Diego (no relation to the Juan Diego of OLG). Since there was a plague she provided him a miraculous spring so the Indians could drink and be cured. The celebrations is held on January 1st and in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Very interesting visit. The place also offers a great view of popocatepetl... a must seen in tlaxcala.

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Mexico City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

While riding the Tranvia Tour you can visit this place. A very important church, a Basilica with a festivity once a year. Really big, well preserved and with a view.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Ocotlan is must Wether in puebla or tlaxcala. Built in the 1500 the church was finished by Indians. The virgen appeared to an Indian who in the end took the statue to the current temple. Sea shells are theme here, where the biggest one houses the main shrine. A must!!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Basilica de Ocotlan is beautiful inside,visited a while back.We stopped here foe mass. We were able to buy same water from the spring that the Virgin Mary in 1541 showed herself to Juan Diego Bernadino and told him this water will cure the village people for the pague they had.

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

This was a stop on the tour we took on a bus from the Constitution Square. It is a beautiful church. There was a Quincinera going on at the time so we were able to see a bit of culture.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

One of the most elaborate baroque churches we've seen in Mexico, which is saying a lot! Several artists were working on scaffolding, restoring the gilding around the altar. We were there the week after a fiesta of the Virigin of Ocotlan, and pilgrims were praying to her large, beautifully dressed statue to be cured of their ills. It was a... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

This is one of the most revered Sanctuaries of Mexico. The name comes from the Ocotlán hill, on the top of which the Sanctuary is perched. The church was built after the appearance of the Virgin Mary to a local countryman in 1541, but the present building dates from the 18th century. The church is extolled as one of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

The town of Tlaxcala was a nice place for lunch too, and just up the hill was the Basilica, which was good to see. Fabulous gold ceilings, and free entry. You have to ask one of the church wardens if you want to go into the famous dome, which is definitely worth a look

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