Guadalupe, now a suburb of the city of Zacatecas, is named after Mexico’s patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe.
It is best known for its former San Franciscan Monastery and museum.
I really loved the weathered terracotta and soft green colours of the buildings.
It was a beautiful old building with intriguing passageways and tiny doorways – a bit of a labyrinth.The museum is worth spending a fair amount of time in.
The ex-convento is known for its galleries of huge paintings of saints, apostles and martyrs (plus a few sinners).
The story of Juan Diego’s vision is told in the former San Franciscan Convent with huge paintings, too large to fit in one photo, even with a decent wide angle lens.
Page from my journal highlighting the day trip from Zacatecas to Guadalupe.
More of my favourite Zacatecas sights:
- The best of Zacatecas including some of my favourite restaurants.
- Going in a teleferique up to the Cerro de la Bufa, the site of Pancho Villa’s last battle. The great view of this pastel-coloured town is only a small part of that experience.
- Two world-class art museums in one town courtesy of the Coronel Brothers.