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Templo La Valenciana

Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Amazing Building

This church is absolutely amazing, the decoration of the interior is in GOLD, the outside ir... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Teresa L
Impressive church with Baroque guilt. The ride to La Valenciana is stunning. This is a great historic area.

Travel on the rural route to La Valenciana and pass through Santa Rosa ....The pottery town.The... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is absolutely amazing, the decoration of the interior is in GOLD, the outside ir "Cantera Rosada", is a place to know before you leave Guanajuato.

Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Travel on the rural route to La Valenciana and pass through Santa Rosa ....The pottery town.The history of mining in La Valenciana is interesting as are the mummy museum, the mining museum, and the Catrina museum just outside of town.

Thank womantraveler59
Reviewed 19 March 2017

While funded by the misery of miners who worked in the nearby silver mine, the templo is a very ornate church, both inside and out. Using a soft sandstone on the exterior allowed very intricate carvings on the church's facade (rather than the applique of...More

Thank gbruels
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Learn a bit of the history first or hire one of the excellent guides. This is an important landmark and should not be missed.

Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The tour guide did a wonderful job or relating the history of church. He was well informed on the contribution made by the owner of the mine who in gratitude for his wealth built this church. This church was built on the gold from the...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My wife and I attended a music ensemble event in the Templo la Valenciana during the 2016 Cervantino. The acoustics were good, but the church pews were pretty uncomfortable. The front of the church with all the gold artifacts were striking, and the huge ceilings...More

Thank Fred H
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Templo La Valenciana was a pretty church I visited after visiting the mines. The location is an easy cab ride from the historic center. I planned on visiting the mines, and this church was nearby. The church itself was beautiful! The inside was gorgeous, lots...More

Thank BZimm08
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

it's a big church with amazing,spectacular architecture,the inside is just beautiful it is mostly made of gold and rock

Thank AriPadilla
Reviewed 22 July 2016

If you are interested in churches, do not miss Valenciana. I would strongly suggest hiring a local guide to explain the history and the intricacies (available at the entrance) - a tour takes about 30 minutes.

Thank ttolman
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Temple La Valenciana is one of the most contrived churches in Guanajuato. Inside is of the most ornate and decorative Churrigueresque carvings found in Central Mexico. The extravagant Temple La Valenciana was funded by the deepest and most dangerous silver mine of Guanajuato and was...More

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Guanajuato, Mexico / Festival Cervantino I'm interested in any reports from anyone who attended the Miguel de Cervantes (author of Don Quijote) festival known as the Festival Cervantino in the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, at any one time. I believe the festival takes place in October. It's a big deal. a) What were main attractions? b) What were the crowds like? c) Where did you stay and how was it? d) Did you go outside the main city and where and did what? Any information will be appreciated.
6 December 2016|
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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