AAA Editor Notes
Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe (La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) is on Calle Hidalgo, a block e. of Plaza Principal. It took 33 years to build. The church is noted for the large crown atop the steeple, modeled after one worn by Carlota, wife of Archduke Maximilian, Mexico's ruler for 3 years in the 1860s. Made of fiberglass, it replaced the original crown, which collapsed during an earthquake in 1995. Angels clasping hands decorate the exterior.
Do not wear shorts or T-shirts if you wish to enter the church.