Every year during Holy Week, more than two million people walk through Mexico’s Jalisco mountain range along the 117km Pilgrims’ Route, making religious tourism a key part of the local economy.
As a result, the route's now getting a governmental boost thanks to the construction of nine specially-commissioned stopping points along the way to provide shelters, viewing posts and sanctuaries.

Ruta del Pelegrino / Pilgrim's Route, Mexico

Click through our gallery to see what these stopping points will look like when completed next year
Between the route's starting point in the town of Ameca and the final destination, the Rosario Virgin in Talpa de Allende, pilgrims will be delighted (or accosted) by a host of innovative man-made creations from a line-up of well-known local and international architects.
The final designs were chosen by Aurelio Lopez Rocha, Jalisco’s Secretary of Tourism, together with the Mexican architects (and contributors to the scheme), Tatiana Bilbao and Derek Dellekamp. All structures should be done and dusted by July 2009.