La Patrona

La Patrona
Genre Telenovela
Created by Valentina Párraga
Written by
  • Eduardo Macías
  • Cristina Policastro
  • José Vicente Spataro
  • Rossana Negrín
  • Valentina Párraga
Story by Valentina Párraga
Directed by
  • Víctor Herrera McNaught
  • Carlos Villegas Rosales
  • Víctor Hugo Martínez
Theme music composer Paco Paniagua, Marlú, José Ángel
Opening theme
  • "La Patrona" performed by Aracely Arámbula
  • "Juntos tú yo" performed by Aracely Arámbula
Ending theme "Laberinto" performed by Marger
Country of origin
  • Mexico
  • United States
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 127
Executive producer(s) Gabriela Valentán
Location(s) Zacatecas, Querétaro, Mexico City
Camera setup Multi-camera
Original network Telemundo
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Audio format Stereophonic sound
Original release January 8 (2013-01-08) – July 9, 2013 (2013-07-09)
Preceded by Corazón valiente
Followed by Marido en alquiler
Related shows
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La Patrona is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by Telemundo and Argos Comunicación. It is a remake of the 1984 Venezuelan telenovela La dueña.[1]

The series stars Aracely Arámbula as Gabriela Suárez, Jorge Luis Pila as Alejandro Beltrán,[2] Christian Bach as Antonia Guerra and Gonzalo García Vivanco as Luis.[3][4]

The name reflects a Spanish term for addressing a person recognized as a main boss. However, the title is also a reflection of both the protagonist and the antagonist's struggle to conquer power, authority and respect in a labor field traditionally deemed to be a man's job.


Gabriela Suárez (Aracely Arámbula) is the only woman working in the gold mine that gives life and name to the town of San Pedro del Oro. Gabriela is the daughter of Tigre Suárez, the most experienced mining place, but being single mother and wife, suffering the taunts and abuse from some of the miners. Her strong character makes rebelling against these abuses.[5]




Special guest

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2013 Premios Tu Mundo[6][7] Novela of the Year Valentina Párraga Won[6][7]
Favorite Lead Actor Jorge Luis Pila Nominated[6][7]
Favorite Lead Actress Aracely Arámbula Won[6][7]
The Best Bad Boy Christian de la Campa Nominated[6][7]
Tomás Goros Nominated[6][7]
The Best Bad Girl Christian Bach Won[6][7]
Best Supporting Actress Alexandra de la Mora Nominated[6][7]
Best Supporting Actor Diego Soldano Nominated[6][7]
Gonzalo García Vivanco Won[6][7]
The Perfect Couple Aracely Arámbula and Jorge Luis Pila Won[6][7]
Christian Bach and Diego Soldano Nominated[6][7]
First Actress Christian Bach Won[6][7]
Surya Macgrégor Nominated[6][7]
First Actor Javier Díaz Dueñas Nominated[6][7]
Best Bad Luck Moment The hospital is engulfed in fire Won[6][7]
Premios People en Español[8] Best Telenovela Valentina Párraga Nominated[8]
Best Actress Aracely Arámbula Nominated[8]
Best Actor Jorge Luis Pila Nominated[8]
Best Female Antagonist Christian Bach Nominated[8]
Best Male Antagonist Joaquín Garrido Nominated[8]
Best Supporting Actress Alexandra de la Mora Nominated[8]
The Perfect Couple Aracely Arámbula and Jorge Luis Pila Nominated[8]
2014 Miami Life Awards Best telenovela Valentina Párraga Nominated
Best Male Lead in a Telenovela Jorge Luis Pila Nominated
Best Female Lead in a Telenovela Aracely Arámbula Nominated
International Emmys[9] Non-English Language Us Primetime Program La Patrona Nominated[9][10]

Portuguese adaptation

A Portuguese adaptation of the show, titled Santa Bárbara, premiered on TVI on September 28, 2015. Like most adaptions, the episodes and characters are similar to the original.[11]


The series originally aired from January 8, 2013 to July 9, 2013 in United States on Telemundo.[12][13]


  1. "'La patrona', la adaptación de la telenovela 'La dueña', llegará a Nova a mediados de septiembre". (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  2. "Jorge Luis Pila nos cuenta quien es La Patrona en su vida". People en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  3. "Video: Christian Bach y el adiós a "La Patrona"". (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  4. "Gonzalo García está feliz en 'La Patrona'". (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  5. Telemundo (November 4, 2013). "Plot of La Patrona" (in Spanish). Televisa. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  6. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 "Premios Tu Mundo 2013: Lista de estrellas nominadas". (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  7. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 "Premios Tu Mundo 2013: Los ganadores". People en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  8. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "Lista de nominados a los premios People en español 2013". (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  9. 1 2 Marie Palma F. "Lista de nominados a los premios Emmy Internacional 2014" (in Spanish). starMedia. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  10. "'El Señor de los Cielos' gana el Emmy Internacional al mejor programa en lengua no inglesa" (in Spanish). Retrieved November 25, 2014.
  11. "MIPCOM: Portuguese Redo of 'La Patrona' Debuts On Top". Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  12. "La Patrona, estreno 8 de Enero". Youtube (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  13. "Video: "La Patrona": ¡Final explosivo!". (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 December 2015.

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