Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato

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Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato information

Guanajuato , Mexico
Address
Street Plaza de la Paz s/n
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The Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato, a block west of Jardín de la Unión, contains a jewel-covered image of the Virgin, patron of Guanajuato. The wooden statue was supposedly hidden from the Moors in a cave in Spain for 800 years. Felipe II of Spain gave it to Guanajuato in thanks for the wealth it provided to the crown. Next door, the small Galería Mariana is dedicated to images of Mary and other Catholic relics.