Villa de Guadalupe, Mexico City
Colonia Villa de Guadalupe (also known as La Villa de Guadalupe Hidalgo) is a former separate town, now a neighborhood in northern Mexico City which in 1531 was the site of the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the most renowned Marian apparition in the Americas. She can be venerated in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, located in the villa (town).
The word Guadalupe comes from Spain, where it was originally the name of a river.
La Villa de Guadalupe is located in the Mexican Federal District within the borough of Gustavo A. Madero. The town was founded in 1563, it was chartered as the city of "Villa de Guadalupe Hidalgo" in 1828. The city was named after Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the initiator of the Mexican War of Independence.
- La villa de Guadalupe Hidalgo: Su historia, su estadística y sus antigüedades, Juan de la Torre, pub. 1887
- "Villa de Guadalupe", Federal District website, retrieved 2013-04-17[permanent dead link]
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