I was invited to visit Puerto Vallarta, Mexico last week, and I can honestly say it was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. Since there’s so much I want to share with you about my trip, I figured I’d start with one of the most striking buildings I have ever seen- The Church of Our Lady Guadalupe.

When the foundation of the church was being built in 1903, there was already a small chapel there dedicated to the Virgin Guadalupe. The church is a beautiful mixture of several different types of architectural designs due to the fact it has seen quite a few bishops who preferred various types of design and interiors. Each motif and altar is so different from the next- the church truly is a unique piece of history and art in Puerto Vallarta. At the very top of the church sits the most beautiful crown. The church is open daily and still has services a few times a week, so as a tourist remember to be respectful while exploring and snapping photos. I’ll be sharing more of my trip to Puerto Vallarta with you throughout the week, but in the meantime check out the photos I took of the church below!

Also, a special thanks to Visit Puerto Vallarta and Gustavo Rivas-Solis for the opportunity to take this trip!

Me sitting in the courtyard of the church. Shot by Glynn Murph.

  • Elodie

    Wow! This is stunning! I’d definitely love to see it with my own eyes someday.

  • What an insanely beautiful building. I always love looking round churches for the incredible architecture! xo

  • What a gorgeous building – I’d love to head to Puerto Vallarta to explore more x

  • What an amazing building! I’m always fascinated by churches – some of the architecture is fantastic

  • Anosa Malanga VA

    Wow, it is indeed a magnificent church. I have never been to Mexico and will definitely add time to visit this beautiful church. I have a keychain coming from a friend from Mexico. I hope to visit Mexico soon.

  • Mellissa Williams

    What an amazing church. I’m not religious at all but I love architecture and this church is outstanding

  • Joanna

    What a stunning place I do love looking at religious places like this as they look amazing

  • Wow that is a striking building, such a stunning interior x

  • Jenna E Morley

    Wow what a stunning church, Puerto Vallarta looks like an amazing place to explore!

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    What a beautiful building. One of my favourite things to do whe travelling is visit local churches.

  • Beautiful, so many accents make this building just stunning to look at – I love the crown and the circular stained glass especially.

  • I am not religious but I am always in awe of how beautiful religious buildings look and lady of guadalupe is no exception x

  • Mummy Times Two

    This looks like a beautiful church, I love to visit places like this when I travel. So interesting.

  • Madeeha

    Wow… What an amazing piece of architecture. Absolutely stunning

  • Becca Talbot

    I was in Mexico last week too!! Though I was staying in Playa del Carmen, I didn’t venture as far as Puerto Vallarta. This church looks beautiful though, I’d definitely spend a while here snapping pics x

  • Wow what an absolutely beautiful place, I’m not really a religious person but I am always fascinated by the look of their buildings.

  • Jenni Grainger

    That is truly stunning. I have never thought of churches having different décor within them but it makes sense that different bishops would want different styles plus the dates would have different fashions

  • Cassandra Mayers

    Wow it looks lovely 🙂 I always visit Churches and Cathedrals when I go away somewhere 🙂

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    The church looks lovely, its so beautifully decorated too. Thanks for sharing

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