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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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Lovely church in a high ground surrounded by market and food vendors

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cleveland, Oh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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, shoes and ceramics. There are also many open kitchen selling outstanding michoacan street food.

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Cortez, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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 20 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 9 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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