Looking for Miracles – Talpa de Allende, Mexico


The tiny town of Talpa de Allende, in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Jalisco state, is one of Mexico’s most important pilgrimage sites, drawing thousands of people looking for miracles every year.

The church in Talpa de Allende is home to one of the most venerated virgins in all of Mexico. Apparently it's also home to a fake pony photo prop.

The church in Talpa de Allende is home to one of the most venerated virgins in all of Mexico. It’s also home to this fake pony photo prop.

Looking for miracles in Talpa, Mexico

Talpa de Allende (which everyone just calls Talpa) is normally a sleepy, slow-paced town coffee production and the sale of handmade candied fruit,which is made in small local factories, occupies most locals. .

However, three times a year tiny Talpa bursts at the seams as tens of thousands of pilgrims arrive to visit Talpa’s “miracle causing” Virgin in the shrine of the Virgin Rosario of Talpa.

The Virgin Rosario of Talpa. She may be responsible for miricles, but she sure is tiny.

The Virgin Rosario of Talpa.

The shrine in Talpa is one of the most venerated religious sites in all of Mexico because the Virgin allegedly has healing powers and this draws people looking for a miracle from the tiny but powerful Virgin.

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