It might not be an easy climb, but getting to the Guadalupe Church is certainly worth the effort. Rising from Real de Guadalupe, 79 steps climb to the church’s entrance atop a small hill. Make your way to the top to explore the pleasant little church and be rewarded with incredible panoramic views of San Cristóbal de las Casas.
The Guadalupe Church is visible from all around the city as it stands on its striking hilltop location. It features twin bell towers and is painted in white with orange trim. Trees line the staircase. During festivals and holy days, flags and buntings flutter from the main door. The church stands on a delightful wooded plaza. Walk around the little plaza to appreciate the views of the rooftops, leafy squares and colonial buildings of the city. On clear days, try to see as far as the wild landscapes of Chiapas.
The church was built in 1834 on top of Cerro (Hill) de Guadalupe and consists of a single nave with a side chapel. Enter the church to find a canvas painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the main altar.
Those who are lucky enough to be in San Cristóbal de las Casas on December 12 should be sure to celebrate the church’s feast day, Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe. Join the throngs of worshippers as they clamber up the steps to pray, enjoy services, lay flowers and celebrate the Virgin on her special day. The church is a popular pilgrimage site, as the Virgin of Guadalupe is beloved across Mexico. Learn the story of how the Virgin Mary appeared multiple times in Guadalupe outside Mexico City. You may see pilgrims approaching the church on their knees.
Find Guadalupe Church quite easily. Look above the rooftops and follow the maze of streets until you get to the base of the steps. Locate this spot by walking east along Real de Guadalupe from the main square. Alternatively, taxis can drop you at the bottom of the steps. The church is open during the day with closures at midday.
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We had an excellent experience at Hotel Sombra del Agua, our room was pretty, private, clean. Gladys, and the other girl, and the guys who help us with our baggage, were very polite and helpful. Thanks !!! We will love to come back soon!!!!
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The employees of this hotel were very unhelpful. The manager never cared to address the problems with the room such as the lack of hot water, internet and tv service. Furthermore the hotel was very cold and there was not heater. Lastly, the room was extremely noise due to the fact that all the rooms ...
Nice place to stay, the personal very helpful, nice neighborhood, the only issue that I found the Posada is just besaide a big church and the bells wake you up very early in the morning
Nice service, be aware that this hotel doesn't have an air conditioner in the room, it is not important if you travel there in the colder months. In general, was a really pleasant hotel to stay, it's location is great as it is just 2 block from one of the main street with restaurants and bars. I ...
Located in the heart of San Cristobal de las Casas, this historic vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Guadalupe Church and San Cristobal de las Casas Cathedral. Na Bolom Cultural Museum and Church of San Nicolás are also within 15 minutes.
Located in De Guadalupe, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Guadalupe Church and San Cristobal de las Casas Cathedral. Na Bolom Cultural Museum and Church of San Nicolás are also within 15 minutes.