Puerto Vallarta Prepares for Virgin of Guadalupe Pilgrimages

November 20, 2018
Posted by: Adeprotur

If you’ve had the privilege of visiting Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit, then you’ll most likely be familiar with the extraordinary Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe located a in the center of the city.

Dominating Puerto Vallarta’s skyline, the Parish is adorned with a stunning crown sketched by priest Rafael Parra Castillo – the same person who designed the tower – to be designed and sculpted in 1965 by José Esteban Ramírez Guareño. As one of Puerto Vallarta’s most astounding architectural icons, it would be a shame not to plan to stop by for a visit during your visit to your timeshare in Puerto Vallarta or the Riviera Nayarit. 

Every year during the first twelve days of December, thousands of pilgrims do just that. They make their way into Puerto Vallarta in honor of The Virgin of Guadalupe during a traditional celebration known locally as Las Peregrinaciones a la Virgen de Guadalupe. This year, the city is expecting at least 370 pilgrimages so far, and over 100,000 pilgrims with over 30,000 expected to visit the parish on the last night of the celebration alone.

Although there is a lack of exact records, these pilgrimages to Puerto Vallarta’s city center to visit the iconic parish have been taking place for approximately a century, and have been deemed a non-tangible heritage of Jalisco.

The winter holiday season is the perfect time to be visiting your timeshare in Puerto Vallarta or the Riviera Nayarit for a magnitude of reasons, including the unique Mexican celebrations like the yearly early December pilgrimages. Invest in vacation membership developments in Mexico by choosing your vacation membership in Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit, and enjoy the magic these coastal cities have to offer time and time again.

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