This city has the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pilar, which venerates Mary as the Mother of the Hispanic Peoples. The miniature wooden version of Mary is on a pillar of jasper. Here you can buy a ribbon with her symbol on it to wear as you travel for protection. I bought a pink one and wore it ever after on this trip. A man in the airport home saw it and asked if I was there, for he was from there! Small world!