Ocotlan is must Wether in puebla or tlaxcala. Built in the 1500 the church was finished by Indians.
The virgen appeared to an Indian who in the end took the statue to the current temple. Sea shells are theme here, where the biggest one houses the main shrine.
One of the most elaborate baroque churches we've seen in Mexico, which is saying a lot! Several artists were working on scaffolding, restoring the gilding around the altar. We were there the week after a fiesta of the Virigin of Ocotlan, and pilgrims were praying to her large, beautifully dressed statue to be cured of their ills. It was a...
This is one of the most revered Sanctuaries of Mexico. The name comes from the Ocotlán hill, on the top of which the Sanctuary is perched. The church was built after the appearance of the Virgin Mary to a local countryman in 1541, but the present building dates from the 18th century. The church is extolled as one of the...
The town of Tlaxcala was a nice place for lunch too, and just up the hill was the Basilica, which was good to see. Fabulous gold ceilings, and free entry. You have to ask one of the church wardens if you want to go into the famous dome, which is definitely worth a look