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Church of Our Virgin of Health (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Salud)

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Address: | Patzcuaro, Patzcuaro, Mexico
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This church in Patzcuaro contains many interesting religious icons,...

This church in Patzcuaro contains many interesting religious icons, including the Virgin of Health, who is alleged to have powerful healing abilities.

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Beautiful church with devote following

We are not particularly religious but since we were going to Patzcuaro a few years ago a family friend (who is from Patzcuaro) told us to go pray at the Basilica about a family... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2017
Kate C
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We are not particularly religious but since we were going to Patzcuaro a few years ago a family friend (who is from Patzcuaro) told us to go pray at the Basilica about a family tragedy. We did and who knows why, but things improved. We went back to this beautiful church to say thank you.

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is the second time I visit this church. This time around, we were lucky to witness a wedding with mariachi music. Very kewl. I learned more about the history of the Madonna that resides here. The Virgin of Health, or Virgen de la Salud is the oldest Madonna in the Americas. It's older than the Virgen of Guadalupe (patrona... More 

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Location up the upper portion of town, the interior of the sanctuary appears to be mostly original. Lots of gilding on the altars. The 12 stations of the cross surround the sanctuary floor from front left counter-clockwise to front right. The outer patio for the entrance is very drab and worn, evidence of many do-overs over the decades. Local vendors... More 

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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Join countless other visitors and residents of Patzcuaro to venerate Nuestra Senora de Salud. Important as a religion site more than an architectural attraction. .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Impresive interior of the cathedral. Single Java arrangement Spanish baroque A real just to co in the Town.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I live in Mexico and believe me I have seen my share of churches. I enjoy them all. Many look very similar and other have just that difference that really makes them a must see. From it[s history to the very open and large feel, Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Salud is well worth the visit if you find... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I visited on a Sunday. There were no services at the time but the doors were open. Hours posted outside showed most days you can visit until about 8pm. The outside was not traditional and not elaborate but the interior was unexpectedly grand. Recommend a visit.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

It';s easy to let yourself slip back in time to the colonial days in Patzcuaro when walking the expansive grounds or just sitting quietly in the last pew in the church. Up and away from the center. Nice way to "absorb" the feel and spirit of days gone by.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Typical boveda ceilings and dome at the transept. Very light and airy compared with many churches in Mexico. Well attended on the day I was there as it was Palm Sunday. Lots of stall outside selling religious and other knick knacks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

It was very calming and peaceful to enter this beautiful church. The colors and details were excellent. Worth your while to visit.

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