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Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

Doral, FL

Visitors can light a prayer candle in the niche of the pedestal before they embark upon the Via Dolorosa, or “Way of Sorrows,” that leads to the 20,000 SF, 1200-seat church that is devoted to the Mexican Virgin, Our Lady of Guadalupe. The crucifix shaped sanctuary is inspired by the “Templo Expiatorio a Cristo Rey” (circa 1709), the first structure of the old basilica in Mexico City that featured an altarpiece that held the original image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Doral version is also slightly elevated on a hill, and features an adjacent egg-shaped Wedding Chapel that seats 130 people. A 12,000 SF Parish Center has banquet style seating for 200 and houses the churches administrative offices. 

Driving north on Florida’s Turnpike in Doral, the radiating view of the new site of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church reaches its pinnacle as the turnpike crosses over a canal. The canal turns the corner, framing the 7-acre site and marking the axis point on the southwest corner, which is the culmination of the precession that begins in the opposite northeast corner at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. A statue of a kneeling Juan Diego rests on the outer edge of a circular concrete patio, forty-four feet in diameter. Four curvilinear benches face a pedestal in the center of the patio that holds a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Visitors can light a prayer candle in the niche of the pedestal before they embark upon the Via Dolorosa, or “Way of Sorrows,” that leads to the 20,000 SF, 1200-seat church that is devoted to the Mexican Virgin, Our Lady of Guadalupe. The crucifix shaped sanctuary is inspired by the “Templo Expiatorio a Cristo Rey” (circa 1709), the first structure of the old basilica in Mexico City that featured an altarpiece that held the original image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Doral version is also slightly elevated on a hill, and features an adjacent egg-shaped Wedding Chapel that seats 130 people. A 12,000 SF Parish Center has banquet style seating for 200 and houses the churches administrative offices. 

Driving north on Florida’s Turnpike in Doral, the radiating view of the new site of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church reaches its pinnacle as the turnpike crosses over a canal. The canal turns the corner, framing the 7-acre site and marking the axis point on the southwest corner, which is the culmination of the precession that begins in the opposite northeast corner at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. A statue of a kneeling Juan Diego rests on the outer edge of a circular concrete patio, forty-four feet in diameter. Four curvilinear benches face a pedestal in the center of the patio that holds a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe.