Our Lady of Guadalupe church in Puerto Vallarta

3 Fun Sights to See in PV

Are you planning a Puerto Vallarta vacation to Mexico? If so, then while you are on getaway, you will want to make sure you enjoy every day of your vacation to Mexico. There are several important and interesting places to see in Puerto Vallarta, did you know that?  Below is info on 3 fun sights to see in PV, and they are all very close to downtown Puerto Vallarta and the Malecon. That way, you could actually visit all 3 fun sights in just one day. Read below to learn about 3 fun sights to see in PV on your next vacation to Mexico. 

Naval Museum in Puerto Vallarta

You may not have heard that Puerto Vallarta at one time was a very popular place for pirates and smuggler ships to stop at. To relieve this exciting moment in time, the Naval Museum in Puerto Vallarta is our first stop. The Naval Museum is a charming colonial architecture building that has five rooms with numerous historical documents, paintings, photography, and naval maps that relate to Banderas Bay. The Naval Museum was formerly the Naval Clinic, and guests can learn all about the history and development of PV, too. In addition, the Naval Museum provides guided tours with actual naval cadets where they will explain the compasses, gadgets, forts, port models, and sea vessels on display. Also, you can actually see what it feels like to be out in the ocean with the five-screen simulator navigation. You will be able to experience different ocean conditions and feel how it would be if you were out on the open water. The Naval Museum costs approximately 45 pesos for entry, but children and senior citizens are free. You can visit the museum from Tuesday through Sunday starting from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in English (Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe)

START HERE Next, after you have visited the Naval Museum you can walk just a few steps where you will see the La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. In English, it is known as the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is the most noticeable and recognized structure in all of Puerto Vallarta. The Puerto Vallarta skyline with the church peeking through makes for beautiful city lights views. You can visit the church at any time of the year as it is open each day. However, it is especially busy during peak time, which is December 1st – 12th for the “Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival”. When you are touring the beautiful church, make sure you take a good look at the wooden confessionals that have been intricately carved. The Virgin Guadalupe and alter is made of marble by Ignacio Ramirez, a well-known artist in Puerto Vallarta. One of the most important features of the church is the crown. You can see the beautiful crown from many miles away. The crown was sculpted by Carlos Terres when an earthquake destroyed the original crown. Also, there is no entry fee to tour the church, and you can visit the church anytime throughout the year. A visit to the city’s iconic church is another great way to enjoy your vacation to Mexico in Puerto Vallarta.

Rio Cuale Museum Organized by National Institute of Anthropology and History

A lesser-known spot to visit in Puerto Vallarta is the Rio Cuale Museum, which was organized by the National Institute of Anthropology and History. You can find the museum with ease as it is located in the middle of Old Town and Downtown PV, just off the Rio Cuale River. Guests will learn all about the history and heritage of Mexico along with learning about the Purepecha/Tarascans, which are indigenous people that came from Michoacan, Mexico. The museum features a variety of art and ceramic exhibits, and they also display hunting and grave tools that were used during the pre-Hispanic era from 5000 and 2000 B.C. They also feature a naval exhibition, too. The museum doesn’t charge any admission fees, and it is open from Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. 

You have just ready about 3 fun sights to see in PV. Don’t forget, make sure you visit these exciting sites while you take a vacation to Mexico in Puerto Vallarta. 

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