Tuesday, December 06, 2005
THE BASILICA NUESTRA SENORA
The Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato, with two mismatched church towers and a decorative baroque portal. Behind the basilica's altar is a silver pedestal supporting a statue of the Virgin Mary, given to the town in 1557 as a token of appreciation for enriching the Spanish crown. Huge deposits of silver were discovered in Guanajuato and a few people got very rich. They built the city in a rich Spanish motif and it has remained that way for centuries. My wife and I really enjoyed our visit to Guanajuato. If you'd like to visit the city send us an email and we'd be happy to give you info about what to expect.