Our Lady of Guadalupe, Zamora

During my February 2019 trip to Jalisco, I decided to take a detour to Michoacan, a state I hadn’t visited in awhile.  My goal was to spend a night in Zamora, which is the home of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  This Cathedral was finished just a few years ago, and has the tallest towers in Mexico.

I took a Primera Plus bus from Guadalajara to Zamora, which took a little over two hours.  The bus terminal in Zamora is a bit outside of town, so I took a cab (40 pesos) to my hotel.  I had booked a room at the Hotel Terrass ahead of time, know that it had a good view of the Cathedral.

I spent the rest of the day exploring, there are quite a few nice churches in Zamora.  There are also quite a few pedestrian-only streets, with good shopping.  I had lunch in a nice vegetarian restaurant.

That evening, my intent was to take a photo of the Cathedral from the plaza in front, but I found that there were no lights on the Cathedral that night.  I was told that they only turned on the lights on Fridays and Saturdays (it was a Monday) — what a bummer!

The following morning, though, I did take a photo from the fourth floor of the hotel.  While the Cathedral isn’t lit, the light was still pleasant and I think this photo turned out reasonably well.



I will probably return to Zamora later this year (on a Friday or Saturday) because I really want to see this Cathedral lit up!

One comment on “Our Lady of Guadalupe, Zamora”

  1. Catherine Hicks says:

    Peter, you should add your photo to the Wikipedia article on the cathedral. There’s no photo of the completed cathedral with that article. Your photo captures the majesty of this church. Just a thought.

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