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Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato

Calle Ponciano Aguilar 7, Centro, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
+52 473 732 0314
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Beautiful building in the heart of town

If you're in Guanajuato, this church is impossible to miss. It's a very imposing, colorful, and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jorge V
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Basilica by City center

This place takes you to medieval Spain in spirit. The basilica is a wonder by itself. There are a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Srinivasan K
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San Antonio, Texas
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This 17th-century cathedral holds a wooden image of the Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato that is thought be the oldest piece of Christian art in Mexico.
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Calle Ponciano Aguilar 7, Centro, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
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+52 473 732 0314
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"beautiful church"
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"important church"
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"center piece"
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"easy on the eyes"
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"peace plaza"
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"pipe organ"
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"reference point"
in 2 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 3 reviews
"blue sky"
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"middle of town"
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"de la paz"
in 4 reviews
"teatro juarez"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"take pictures"
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"mass"
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"city"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're in Guanajuato, this church is impossible to miss. It's a very imposing, colorful, and pretty building right in its center. It's surrounded by bars and hotels, as well as most of the places you'll want to visit around town.

Thank Jorge V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place takes you to medieval Spain in spirit. The basilica is a wonder by itself. There are a lot of street performers and food stalls in front of the basilica in the evenings.

Thank Srinivasan K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful old church in the center of town with lots of restaurants and bars. This area offers the most night life . The main street around the area is blocked off to all traffic which is great to just stroll, shop and...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

There were religious celebrations going on when we were there so the church was packed with pilgrims. We followed the bands and the pilgrims. Suddenly the chandeliers lit up. Truly memorable!

Thank Katherine R
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

What a lovely treat this was. There was some sort of ceremony going on when I happened upon this gem that is sat down in a cafe across the street and just watch the performers in the church courtyard. Very entertaining. When they were done...More

Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The Basilica (Guanajuato does not have a Cathedral, it is situated in the nearby city of Leon) is truly imposing both during the day and when illuminated at night. It also has some lovely polychrome sculpture and a great organ

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

a must see place in town and very nice to go inside and beautiful outside to take pics. in the center of town!

Thank TravelwithAndre
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Not particularly impressive, but if you like historic buildings of any type, this is worth a walk-in.

Thank AixTex
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Wandered into the church on a Sunday evening during mass. The lovely chandeliers were alit and looked beautiful. The outside is also lighted at night and, though not huge, it certainly looms ov3r the plaza.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This is clearly the center piece of the city and it's gorgeous. Go inside and enjoy the art, if there is a mass going on please be respectful and avoid flash.

Thank Pablo M
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We are here now, and yes, it is chilly. We wish we had packed more warm clothes. leggings or blue jeans are worn by most pedestrians we have seen in the streets. but bring jackets and scarves. also, make sure your hotel has... More
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