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Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan

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Address: Calle Hidalgo 1 | Ocotlan, Tlaxcala, Mexico
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Beautiful Church

You need to visit the chapel behind the altar. There are some beautiful paintings plus a table that must be seen. The top of the table is from the trunk of a tree (one solid... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
West Covina, California
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West Covina, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

You need to visit the chapel behind the altar. There are some beautiful paintings plus a table that must be seen. The top of the table is from the trunk of a tree (one solid piece). Imagine the number of years the tree was. There is a story that when the statute of our Lady was first brought in, the... More 

Thank Toni13852
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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

Thank Johanna S
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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9 reviews
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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 

Thank MariaTonis
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

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

1 Thank Fabián H
Mexico City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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.

Thank azb61
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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!!

Thank lforest
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 912 helpful votes
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.

Thank MBB1952
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank RayHebert
Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

Thank alm711
Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
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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