After we touched down on the Mexico City airport, we decided to go to Mexico City proper given that we have 6 hours time before our next flight. We choose to take an Uber to Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City stands as a monumental symbol of faith and culture. This sacred site, one of the most visited Catholic pilgrimage destinations in the world, is dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe, an emblem of Mexican identity and Catholicism.
The basilica’s modern structure, built in 1976, beautifully complements the old basilica dating back to 1709, offering a blend of history and contemporary architecture. Inside, the iconic image of the Virgin, revered by millions, is displayed.
This statue commemorates Pope John Paul II’s visits to the basilica and his deep devotion to the Virgin of Guadalupe. Pope John Paul II had a special connection with the site and the people of Mexico, and he visited the basilica several times during his papacy.
And we ventured further into the city using the Mexico City metro.