The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a Roman Catholic Church shrine in the north of Mexico. In 1999, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, or La Villa de Guadalupe in Spanish, became the most visited catholic shrine globally. The shrine is an architectural master piece located near the hill of Tepevac where the Virgin Mary reputedly appeared to Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin on December 12, 1531. According to Catholic accounts, Our Lady of Guadalupe spoke to Juan Diego in his native Nahuatl language as he was walking between his village and the Mexico City. The lady told Juan Diego to build a church at the site. Why Tourists and Pilgrims Flock the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe · The seven million pilgrims who visit the Basilica have the chance to see the original tilma, or the cloak of Juan Diego. · A view the exact site of the legendary apparitions to Juan Diego. · Prayers in front of the image of the Virgin Mary · Participation in hourly daily masses, baptisms, communions, confirmations, sacraments, or matrimonies. · Visit the museum that displays a collection of religious art and paintings by pilgrims in appreciation for miracles. How to Get to the Basilica Once in Mexico City, pilgrims may take the metro line 3 at Hidalgo then shift to line 6 at Deportivo 18 de Marzo that connects to the shrine. Alternatively, board a Pesero or Bus on the Reforma Avenue to reach the Basilica. Accommodation for Pilgrims As you marvel at the sight of the picturesque catholic shrine or find spiritual uplifting in the serene catholic shrine, you should never worry about where to get affordable food and tourist-friendly rooms in Mexico. The area near La Villa de Guadalupe is the host to world-class hotels, cheap hotels, and also discounted hotels. There are more than 350 hotels close to the globally-acclaimed prayer center.
Disney's Magic Kingdom Park is an interesting theme park, in Disney World, Orlando. It brings to life those magical parts in fables and movies that children have heard, watched, or read about. For example, children and adults can experience the ride of Alladin on magic carpet, or pilot one of the spaceships in the park's astro orbiter. The colorful World Railroad, which runs on a narrow gauge, can be a fun filled experience for every family member because it is different from traveling by cars, flights, buses, and of course, underground trains. Coaches are open from both sides so the view is not obstructed. The tall trees of the forests on either side here offer strikingly different view from what is visible from normal trains. But this is not the only railroad in Magic Kingdom. There are many other rides in here such as the Big Thunder Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, The Barnstormer at Goofy's Wiseacre Farm ride, Peter Pan's Flight, The Haunted Mansion ride, The Space Mountain roller coaster, and the Splash Mountain ride. Magic Kingdom has many other interesting activities besides these rides. Therefore, those who have had their fill with the rides, can look forward to some spectacular fireworks. Hocus Pocus is another show here that should not be missed. Tourists can opt to go to Tommorow's Land from Pete's Circus, using the candy trail, which is interesting enough. Costumes are also offered to tourists for making the experience all the more fun. Periodically, Magic Kingdom also comes up with parties such as Mickey's Christmas party, or Mickey's Halloween party. Headless Horseman here does not scare children as much as he did on television set. There are, of course, some parades as well. Obviously, it is necessary to have a prior booking for experiencing these fantasies. Tourists may choose to purchase one day, two days or five days tickets. In addition, there is Fast Pass option, which though slightly expensive, saves a lot of time because there is simply too much to see and enjoy in this theme park.