Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan

Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan

Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan
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R D
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Attended a baptism here, most beautiful church I've seen, all layered in gold wih statues imbedded in wall. There is a back room with murals of the crucifixion and the last supper, there is a smaller room behind the virgin that is just as extravagant and took artist 25 years to construct, worth seeing and taking the bus tour of tlaxcala, nice quiet colonial town, recommend the restaurant, La Casona with the donkey in front of it, one block off the town square.
Written 1 August 2022
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM1,018 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We wrapped up our visit to Tlaxcala with La Basílica de Nuestra Señora Ocotlán, a popular pilgrimage site thanks to the belief that the Virgin Mary appeared there during a plague in 1541 and caused curing waters to bubble from a spring. This stunning example of Mexican Baroque sits in a hilly residential neighborhood. The plaza in front affords a sweeping view of the city and the surrounding countryside. Topping the red brick base, the church’s ornately carved white towers almost seem to levitate. The interior manages to be stunning without being over-the-top. In the nave, gilded frames surround religious paintings reminiscent of late 19th Century Bible illustrations, leaving the shimmering gold altar and the spectacular ceiling of the dome to steal the show.
Written 16 September 2021
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Eduardo A
Rome13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
Nice facade and patio, but gourgeuos interior decoration, the sacristia and baptistry are incredible.
Written 24 March 2019
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16jamesdoc
London, UK659 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
The basilica is located up a steep hill lined with ceramic tiles of biblical scenes, so it feels like a pilgrimage. But if there's one church to be visited in all Mexico, this is it. Despite being covered with scaffolding, the church reveals its late baroque finery and unusual polygonal brickwork. The interior is an explosion of carvings covered with gold leaf, and there are paintings of the Stations of the Cross to admire.
Written 19 March 2019
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Jere-DePaul
Jocotepec, Mexico104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Situated on a hill above the city of Tlaxcala, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Ocotlan, built in the 16th century, is one of the main Catholic pilgrimage sites in Mexico. It's a long up-hill climb to get there but, if you're a fan of beautiful churches with Mexican Baroque architecture, or a believer in miracles, it might be worth the trip.
Written 12 January 2019
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MissMem
Memphis, TN1,104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
We walked up the hill path to this very old church still filled with beautiful objects. It sits at the top and overlooks the bull fighting ring. The church needs a lot of work but appears to be filled with pride while overlooking the wonderful colonial-like city of Tlaxcala.
Written 24 December 2018
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cookpias
Los Angeles, CA1,670 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
This miracle happened about 10 years after the Virgin appears to Juan Diego near Mexico City. This site was not very visited, but had its own charming legend, beautiful basilica, and fabulous "dressing" chapel.
Written 30 November 2018
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califcasl
1,090 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
I went here with a friend while there was a wedding in process, with tons of armed guards, whatever that means. Recognizing us as the harmless tourists we were, they let us enter. Beautiful church, beautiful bride, beautiful flowers
Written 19 September 2018
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Hector M
Mexico City, Mexico228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
As you get there, you won't think much about it.... once you go in, you'll be wow'ed!

The gold plated walls and attention to detail is amazing!
Written 17 August 2017
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Toni13852
West Covina, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
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 priest was in favor of the statue of San Lorenzo. The priest would place San Lorenzo higher than Mary, but every morning. ..the statues were reversed. The priest thinking that someone was doing this, he locked the statute of Our Lady in a trunk. To his surprise, our Lady was above San Lorenzo.

One of the keepers there, speaks the original language that Juan Diego spoke. He is a walking encyclopedia.
Written 18 March 2017
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