"The monastery is an outstanding repository of four centuries of Spanish religious architecture. It symbolizes two significant events in world history that occurred in 1492: the Reconquest of the Iberian peninsula by the Catholic Kings and Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas. Its famous statue of the Virgin became a powerful symbol of the Christianization of much of the New World." -http://whc.unesco.org/
"As curiosity, the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico's name was taken here...", shares Oscar of Merida, Spain.
Thank you so much Oscar for increasing my UNESCO collection!