Tepeyac Hill

Tepeyac is famous for being, according to the Catholic faith, the site where the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to the native Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin.

Currently at the foot of the hill are the Basilica of Guadalupe and the monumental complex of the sanctuary dedicated to it, which receives millions of pilgrims each year, especially on December 12.

During the pre-Hispanic period, in Tepeyacac ​​(in Nahuatl: Tépetl-yacatl-co, ‘Hill-nose / front of-place”Front to the hill’), was located a small shrine to Tonantzin, natives somehow related their deity to Virgin of Guadalupe, facilitating evangelization and transition to Catholicism for the native people.

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