A wide promenade several blocks long leads to a large, open plaza and the basilica. This is the religious center of Guadalajara. On the Virgin's feast day, the plaza fills with thousands of tapatíos. The 18th-century church is a combination of baroque and plateresque styles. The cult of the Virgin of Zapopan practically began with the foundation of Guadalajara itself. She is much revered and the object of many pilgrimages. In front of the church are several stands selling religious figures and paraphernalia. On one side of the church is a museum and store dedicated to the betterment of the Huichol Indians. It is worth a visit. Admission to the Huichol museum is 5 pesos.
- © Frommer's 2013
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- tel: 3616 8472
- Lerdo de Tejada 2375
- Main Plaza, Zapopan (10km/6 1/4 miles northwest of downtown)
- Zapopan, Jalisco
- Daily 7am-7pm. Museum Mon-Sat 9:30am-6pm; Sun 10am-2pm
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