BASILICA OF NUESTRA SEÑORA DE SAN JUAN DE LOS LAGOS
BasIlica of Nuestra Señora de San Juan de los Lagos It is the great religious seat of the Municipality and the second most visited Basilica after that of Guadalupe in the City of Mexico … The Cathedral Basilica “Sanctuary of the Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos” It is the most representative building of the Municipality and the headquarters of the world famous Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos, to whom thousands of pilgrims visit every year, originating from very different places. It dates from the 18th century, its façade is of pink quarry with two slender Baroque towers of three bodies and an auction, in which there are pairs of Tuscan columns and moved cornices, as well as geometric and anthropomorphic reliefs. Its construction began in 1732 and was until 1790 when the work was completed. Inside the nave there are beautiful windows with stained glass and paintings in the pendentives of the dome; the main altarpiece is of quarry, of neoclassic style, with cypress to the center that lodges the image of the Virgin of San Juan of the Lagos; In the sacristy there are oil paintings and carved wooden furniture and inlaid. All the interior has a rich golden decoration on the capitals, pilasters, cypress and other ornamental elements, being also one of the most visited churches in Mexico, also one of the most beautiful and respected. A construction of an excellent architectural taste of Spanish Baroque style.