Shrine of Guadalupe

As in the rest of Mexico, devotion to the Virgin of Guadalupe expanded over the centuries; the modest and small chapel built in his honor in the Villa of San Felipe was inadequate, so in 1793 at the initiative of the Major Commander, Juan de Pegaza was commissioned to build a bigger temple, according to the needs of the growing flock. The temple was finally consecrated in pompous ceremony in 1825, taking advantage of the visit of quarry statues that adorn the temple’s facade come from the old Loreto Jesuit Church, the ten canvases with scenes from the life of the Virgin of Guadalupe that presides over the main altar is a copy of the original , made by the remarkable maestro Miguel Cabrera.

Under a white marble tomb, in the atrium of the temple, rest the remains of legendary landowner who transformed the economic and social life of Chihuahua, Don Luis Terrazas, who died in 1923.

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