San Juan de los Lagos is located 148 kms
(91 mi.) northeast of
Guadalajara in the State of Jalisco
via Federal Highway 80.
San Juan de los Lagos is
characterized by its religious
buildings such as:
Basilica San Juan de los
Lagos built in the XVIII century.
This majestic Basilica gives shelter to "Our Holly Lady of San Juan de los
Lagos", originally called the "Virgin of the Conception". For three centuries
after her creation,
millions who had heard of her many miracles venerated her,
until 1904 when the Pope Pius X
approved her coronation.
Ever since, millions of the
faithful have venerated this holy image making her the honor and pride of
image of the Virgin, constructed of corn stalks was created by Tarascan
Indian artisans from Michoacan State in the XVI Century. This tiny image
represents the Holy Virgin standing over a half moon with her hands across
her breast, attired in a starry blue mantle. Her oval face, slightly
inclined, has almond-shaped dark eyes, a perfect aquiline nose and a small
bow mouth. To the rear and over the Virgin�s head, two naked winged angels
support a semicircular band bearing the Latin inscription: "Mater
immaculate Ora Pro Nobis".
Capilla del Calvario,
a Franciscan-style chapel.
Capilla del Primer
chapel of great importance.
The main festivities
San Juan de los Lagos are:
The feast in honor of the
Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos,
which takes place December 1st through 12th.
celebrated January 12th to February 2nd.
Jalisco State �
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۞ Capital City
| San Juan de los Lagos
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