Religious Sights of Acapulco, Acapulco (Self Guided)

Catholicism is the primary religion of Mexico, as 91% of the population claims to follow the religion. The Archdiocese of Acapulco is divided into three Dioceses: Chilpancingo-Chilapa, Ciudad Altamirano, and Tlapa as well as separate eparchies in Acapulco. The churches in Mexico are spiritually guided by the Pope, Rome’s Curia, and the Mexican Episcopal Conference.
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Religious Sights of Acapulco Map

Guide Name: Religious Sights of Acapulco
Guide Location: Mexico » Acapulco (See other walking tours in Acapulco)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Author: irenes
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Centro De Amistad Cristiana Internacional

1) Centro De Amistad Cristiana Internacional

Centro De Amistad Cristiana Internacional, Spanish for the "International Organization of Churches," is a Christian organization with churches in several countries. The church is filled with the Holy Spirit and the central rule is to obey the Bible, its scripture, and the words of the religious doctrine.
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Betel

2) Betel

Betel is a little Baptist church located in the Real de Acapulco neighborhood of the city (near the crossroad of Cerrada de Zacatecas and Michoacan). The pastor of the church, Victor Hugo Galicia Ramos, describes the church as "the house of God and the Gates of Heaven."
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Iglesia Nacional Presbiteriana Maranatha

3) Iglesia Nacional Presbiteriana Maranatha

Iglesia Nacional Presbiteriana Maranatha is a contemporary church situated in the Vista Alegre section (Rio de Balsa Street) of Acapulco. The church, its novitiates, and pastor Ignacio Castañeda Baños helped preserve God’s word and direct the people to faith in God.
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Centro Cristiano Camino De Santidad

4) Centro Cristiano Camino De Santidad

Centro Cristiano Camino De Santidad is a Pentecostal church located on the Avenue Constituyentes, in the Vista Alegre neighborhood. The church is also situated close to the Iglesia Nacional Persbiteriana Maranatha and a football stadium. Centro Cristiano Camino De Santidad is famous for its warm atmosphere, soft lighting, and its kind pastor, Cándido Elías Salmeron.
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Centro Cristiano Internacional Fuente De Agua Viva.

5) Centro Cristiano Internacional Fuente De Agua Viva.

Centro Cristiano Internacional Fuente De Agua Viva is an Evangelic basilica located on the famous Acapulco Avenue in the Cuahtemoc district. The church gathers people and their families at mass, which is held by Fernando Montoya Morales.
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Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Carmen

6) Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Carmen

The Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Carmen is a pleasant church located at the crossroad of Ignacio Zaragoza and Alatamirano. The church is named after Señora del Carmen, a patron of Acapulco who is considered a saint. The church features a lot of historical significance and is also an appropriate example of the colonial architecture.
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Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

7) Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (must see)

Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad is the most famous and popular church of Acapulco. A bizarre structure built in 1930, the cathedral served as a film set in the beginning. Later on it was changed into a place of worship. Its design is a result of Moorish, Spanish, and native influences. The cathedral has a distinguishable blue dome and Byzantine towers similar to the ones of mesquites. The interior is decorated with glazed tiles and the floor is covered with golden mosaics. You can also see an extensive collection of religious items.

Why You Should Visit:
Located in the heart of the Zocalo square and very picturesque, with splendid valuable metals and artwork inside.

Tip:
They have an excellent vocal choir on Sundays, should you wish to attend the Eucharistic celebration.

Walking Tours in Acapulco, Mexico

Create Your Own Walk in Acapulco

Create Your Own Walk in Acapulco

Creating your own self-guided walk in Acapulco is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

Every city is so individual that it comes hard to describe it and even sometimes to understand its specific. Acapulco is one of those simple and at the same time adventurous and mysterious places which is interesting to get to know. Acapulco is a very welcoming town, with nice and friendly people. There so many fascinating things and spots to see that it is even hard to make a list of them. Check...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
City Orientation Walk II

City Orientation Walk II

Every city is so individual that it comes hard to describe it and even sometimes to understand its specific. Acapulco is one of those simple and at the same time adventurous and mysterious places which is interesting to get to know. Acapulco is a very welcoming town, with nice and friendly people. There so many fascinating things and spots to see that it is even hard to make a list of them. Check...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Shopping in Acapulco II

Shopping in Acapulco II

Ever dreamed about an unforgettable shopping experience in one of the top-visited cities of Mexico? Than Acapulco is just what you needed. The city features some of the best open door markets and shopping centers packed with sombreros, ponchos, handicrafts, and designer boutiques.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Shopping in Acapulco I

Shopping in Acapulco I

Shopping is considered something you can do in your free-time, and a hobby for others. If you are an individual who likes to shop, Acapulco is a great destination to expand your collection. The city is full of diverse flea markets, shopping centers, and malls.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Fun for Kids in Acapulco

Fun for Kids in Acapulco

When you travel with children, you must always cater to their needs as well as yours. If you are searching for entertainment for the whole family, Acapulco offers water sports, toboggans, and several other activities that will keep the entire gang enthused.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Acapulco for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Acapulco has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Acapulco, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.