Welcome to Guadalupe
About 10km east of Zacatecas, Guadalupe boasts a fascinating historic former monastery, the Convento de Guadalupe. The Convento was established by Franciscan monks in the early 18th century as an apostolic college. It developed a strong academic tradition and was a base for missionary work in northern Nueva España until the 1850s. It is now the excellent Museo Virreinal de Guadalupe, the reason for travelers to come here.
Visitors can enter two parts of the convento: the impressive church, which attracts pilgrims to honor the country's beloved Virgin, and museum itself, which features one of Mexico's best colonial-art collections.