Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Turns 100 Years
Without a doubt, the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church is an icon of our destination, because in addition to dominating the downtown, it is one of the most important religious monuments in the Banderas Bay.
The history of this church’s construction is quite interesting, since it is related with important events in the history of Mexico, as well as by different construction approaches. In the church, you’ll recognize various styles, like the neoclassical in the main building and the renaissance-style towers.
It is considered that the official start date of construction of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church was October 12, 1921. Works were interrupted in 1926 by the Cristero War that ended in 1929. Then they were restarted in 1930 with the dome and by 1940, the building was already finished, except for the two towers.
In 1956 its spectacular crown was placed, which was sketched by the priest-parish Rafael Parra and sculpted by the artist José Esteban Ramírez.
In 1987, under the supervision of Father Ramírez, the front side and the side towers were completed, which gave way to the church that we now know.
To commemorate this milestone, various cultural, religious, sports and musical activities will be held to celebrate the first century of this church in Puerto Vallarta.
“This series of events will take place from October 2021 to October 2022. Most of them are confirmed, but still there are some details to be defined,” said Roberto Cordero, parish priest of the church.