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The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe the National shrine of Mexico built on the site near the hill of Tepeyac where Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin saw an apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico City. The original Old Basilica was completed in 1709 with an elegant altar by Manuel Tolsá, but was closed for several years due to stability issues. It has been renovated, and now displays ex-votos and religious art from the 15th to 18th centuries. The Nueva Basilica or New Basilica, built in 1974-'76 to designs by Pedro Ramírez Vásquez, houses the original tilma (cloak) of Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin with the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. An important Catholic pilgrimage site, the Basilica is one of the most visited Catholic shrines in the world. The occasion of Our Lady of Guadalupe's Feast day in December attracts millions of visitors from around the world.

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