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

| Patzcuaro, Patzcuaro, Mexico
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Nicely decorated

The frescos on the ceiling give this place a depth we have not seen in other churches, plus the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Palemon L
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Guadalajara, Mexico
via mobile
Charming and local

worth the time to visit - interesting details inside and out - cool in th heat of the day which... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Zbjhnstn
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Paris, France
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This church in Patzcuaro contains many interesting religious icons, including the Virgin of Health, who is alleged to have powerful healing abilities.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good32%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“few years” (2 reviews)
“interior” (5 reviews)
“sanctuary” (2 reviews)
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| Patzcuaro, Patzcuaro, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The frescos on the ceiling give this place a depth we have not seen in other churches, plus the lighting gave it a different feeling which was wonderful. The stone work in the facade of the church is simple but it tells a story of...More

Thank Palemon L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

worth the time to visit - interesting details inside and out - cool in th heat of the day which makes it all the nicer

Thank Zbjhnstn
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Image of our lady of health is beautiful art performed by ancient habitants of Pátzcuaro led by Vasco de Quiroga also known as Tata Vasco. She resisted the attack of a drunk man who shot at her and the bullet did nothing to the glass...More

Thank Cinthya Y
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a church on a plateau two blocks from the main square. The church is relatively simple on the outside and more ornate on the inside and houses frequently religious activities. Interesting is also the ground outside the church, with many vendors of textile,...More

Thank marcopolo111
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Attractive area with lots of local selling and activity coupled with loud celebrations and absolutely gorgegous flower arrangements everywhere...nice worthwhile stop

Thank tornillo2015
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...More

Thank Kate C
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...More

Thank minerva b
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...More

Thank TracyH566
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. .

Thank peripatetic845
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Michal G
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