Santuario de Guadalupe
Ex-Convento de San Diego
Beside the Santuario de Guadalupe, the much less splashy Ex-Convento de San Diego was built in 1761 as a monastery and now houses the...
Estatua Ecuestre al Patriota Morelos
Plaza Morelos, an irregular, conspicuously vacant plaza surrounds Estatua Ecuestre al Patriota Morelos, a majestic statue of − who else...
This irregular, conspicuously vacant plaza surrounds the Estatua Ecuestre al Patriota Morelos , a majestic statue of Morelos on...
Casa de la Salsa
Locals converge to shake their collective ass to a rocking four-piece salsa band (from 9:30pm Wednesday to Saturday) on a raised stage...
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Santuario de Guadalupe information
A standard baroque structure on the outside dating from 1708 to 1716, this hushed sanctuary to Mexico's patron saint is a different story within. Get ready for a glistening profusion of pink, blue and gold, gold, gold! Indeed, there’s so much color inside, it feels a little like an ornate Hindu temple.
Springing out of all this elaboration are a series of huge paintings depicting the conversion of the indiginous peoples to Christianity. They show scenes such as sacrifical victims about to be beheaded before being saved by the honest, God-fearing folk of Spain. Quite.
Beside the church, the much less splashy Ex-Convento de San Diego was built in 1761 as a monastery and now houses the law school of the Universidad Michoacana.