The Shrine of Our Lady of Tonatico is of great interest to the general public for its religious importance and majesty of construction. Built in 1660 with a Latin cross plan and a simple dome and two towers of the neoclassical style, this temple is an architectural gem of the region. Inside the décor is made of gold plating on some of its details as well as altar pieces and paintings of historical passages of religious life. Its feast, considered the most important of the region, begins the last Sunday of January and ends on February 2, Candlemas Day. More than one million visit during the festivities. Note that the image is so revered that it is attributed to all sorts of miracles and its history dates back to the origins of the Old Town of Tonatico, a place where another temple was built in the sixteenth century and was destroyed by fire.
The town was erected on July 8, 1878. On January 30, 1882, the vaults of the temple were finished which were formerly a roof. It was elevated to the rank of Parish on March 30, 1921. On February 2, 1929 it was blessed and the public clock that sits between the towers of the sanctuary was inaugurated and on March 25, 1968 the building was declared a sanctuary. Throughout the year it receives thousands of pilgrims who come to give thanks to Our Lady of Tonatico who protects and lovingly watches her devoted children. Location: Main Garden City Historical Center of Tonatico, 5km from Ixtapan de La Sal.