February 2016 - Guadalajara Mexico
This was a stunning church we happened upon while wandering.
Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
The first stone was laid on 7 January 1777 and after 4 years of work, the church was opened in 1781.
Bishop Fray Antonio Alcalde came up with the idea of building a church in the northern part of the city of Guadalajara, which at that time was virtually uninhabited.
The building is Churrigueresque, covered with yellow limestone from the canyon Huentitán.
Back outside and hidden around the corner is this statue depicting The story of Guadalupe begins in December 1531 in Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) when the Virgin Mary appeared four times to the Indian peasant Juan Diego.
I am thinking of dedicating a post to the many icons of Guadalupe I have seen on this Mexican trip.