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San Antonio, Texas: World's Largest Virgin Mary Mosaic

It covers the outside of a four-story building, a replica of a Virgin of Guadalupe candle complete with an eternal flame on top.

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

1301 Guadalupe St., San Antonio, TX
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. West of I-35 downtown in San Antonio at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, at Guadalupe and S Colorado St.
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Mary mosaic.

World's Largest Virgin Mary Mosaic

I took a previous tipster's advice and visited during the day. There was hardly anyone around, but it definitely doesn't seem like a better part of town. The mosaic is beautiful! Such detail and craftsmanship.

[Heidi, 12/31/2021]

World's Largest Virgin Mary Mosaic.

World's Largest Virgin Mary Mosaic

This is an amazing piece of public art located at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. It's worth the drive to see in person.

[Beyond The River Walk, 01/19/2017]

World's Largest Virgin Mary Mosaic.

World's Largest Virgin Mary Mosaic

Bad end of town, so go during daylight hours. Pretty cool though.

[Ginger, 01/05/2015]

Virgin Mary Candle Mosaic.

World's Largest Virgin Mary Mosaic

This is an insanely cool attraction. It's located in an area of San Antonio known as the West Side, where you probably wouldn't want to be caught in at night. If you're visiting during the day, you should be more than ok. It's more than worth visiting, especially if you seek attractions focused on Mexican-American or Latin-American influences. My tip to you would be to bring a "Lady of Guadalupe Candle" to place under the building side. There are about 10 or so candles there right now, so just add to the group. You can purchase them at places like H-E-B or Walgreens.

[Zak Myers, 07/22/2014]

Giant Mary Candle.

World's Largest Virgin Mary Candle

This was stop number 6 on our 2009 Tour of Weirdness. We almost didn't see the sculpture, as it was further back from the street than I expected. The mosaic was beautifully detailed. The longer we looked at it, the more new things we saw in it. The atmosphere here was so peaceful, we didn't want to leave. Even the benches were pretty! This is well worth a visit if you are in the area. But look carefully for it! It's easy to pass up.

[Lis, 07/22/2009]

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