Second most visited Sanctuary in the world, just behind the Vatican. More than 20 million people visit this Villa every year. The visitors of the city have made the Villa de Guadalupe an obligatory destination. In the New Basilica you can see the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
On December 9, 1531, a dark-skinned virgin appears to the indigenous Juan Diego. This event begins the mystique and the magical history of Tepeyac.
As a result of the fact a town is founded at the foot of the hill, becomes a village and enjoys a government of its own. For December 3, 1563, thanks to an act of the City of Mexico, the place becomes “Guadalupe”.
Villa de Guadalupe was key in the political history of our country, since it was in the sacristy of the basilica where the peace treaties between Mexico and the United States were signed on February 2, 1848.
Currently, the celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe is recognized worldwide and takes place every December 12 in all corners of the country. It is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic symbols of Mexican culture.
La Villa de Guadalupe