Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - On Thursday, January 11th at 8:00 pm, a benefit concert featuring the works of Bach, Scarlatti, Handel, Delta, Schubert, Franck and L. Cohen performed by local musicians Shanti Doelger, Astro Delta, Lena Bain and Jean-Guy Comeau on organ; sopranos Vanessa Amaro and Sherry Jacobs; tenors Charles Baillargeon and Jim Conzone; and David Boz on trumpet and guitar, will be held at the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Puerto Vallarta's crown jewel.
You haven't truly realized the rich history of Puerto Vallarta until you visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the heart of El Centro (downtown). Construction of the cathedral began in 1929 and took twelve years to complete. Its crown dominates the skyline and is known around the world as the symbol of Puerto Vallarta.
Inside, visitors find authentic works of art such as the paintings that decorate the cupola by painter Daniel Lechon, the Via Cruces along its interior walls, the pulpit, the confessional, the antique marble altar, and the communion railings, cut of precious woods by Seńor Martiniano Ramírez. Most impressive is the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe created by artist Ignacio Ramírez, a faithful copy, consecrated by the original found in Her Basilica in Mexico City.Over the years, the church has become one of the most visited and photographed places by tourists who visit our city. If you haven't visited before, make plans now to attend the benefit concert on Thursday, January 11th at 8:00 pm. Admission is free, but donations to the church are encouraged.