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Great church a bit out of the way -- TAKE A CAB

Excellent church, but I can’t say that we had an excellent time seeing it. For one thing, the bus... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Acton, Massachusetts
Decorated in GOLD!

The church is impressive and near one of the silver mines. Pay a visit and then head on down to the... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Los Angeles, California
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This lavish 18th-century church was built by a silver baron from the nearby Valenciana mine.
Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Excellent church, but I can’t say that we had an excellent time seeing it. For one thing, the bus stop from Guanajuato was difficult to find, and once we found it, we waited nearly 30 minutes. The trip ended up being fairly brief, perhaps 10...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

The church is impressive and near one of the silver mines. Pay a visit and then head on down to the mine to hear the story behind this church and why it's decorated in head-to-toe in gold.

Thank Urbanpeasant
Reviewed 2 June 2018

There are three alters, one in the nave and two in the transepts. Each is 3-stories high, baroque heavily ornamented, and decorated in gold leaf. Amazing! This church celebrates the mother lode of silver discovered next door,

Thank Katherine R
Reviewed 24 May 2018

We attended a wedding held in this stunningly beautiful church. If you are in town, it is definitely worth a visit. The second tower was never finished, no one knows why...

Thank checkpointcheryl
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Very beautiful church . And good history about the mine owners . Gold walls and nice big Catholic pictures

Thank Luisfalzate
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

I couldn’t stop staring at the detailing in the exterior of the building. It was incredibly well done. And while the interior was equally as beautiful, hands down, the outside was my favorite. Such a beautiful church and what craftsmanship went it the entire structure....More

Thank DallasJeffA
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This temple will take your breathe away when you step inside. Located in the mining town, the ornate walls are amazing. Two ornate walls are covered in 23 karat gold.

Thank MPWheart
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

The exterior of this church is intricately carved stone that draws you to look and look again at the facade. The interior, though, is breathtakingly beautiful! Not only is the front intricately carved and gilded in gold leaf, the 2 side alters are as well....More

1  Thank llheim
Reviewed 23 February 2018

If you visit Mexico, you will visit more temples than you would want to. However each one has something different or interesting to se. I also find it a great place to rest your weary feet. There ar also people inside praying, so please be...More

1  Thank Space0ne
Reviewed 3 February 2018

I am not really a person who has to see every church. This is a special place because the view is spectacular Moreover, the Church is part of the story of the silver wealth in the area. The Church inside has several altars many of...More

1  Thank joanz359
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Response from Fred H | Reviewed this property |
Cervantino is a major event in Guanajuato each October. You can find the schedule of events by searching online for "Cervantino". There are hundreds of events over the 4 week period, and the crowds make getting around on... More