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Beautiful temple

This temple will take your breathe away when you step inside. Located in the mining town, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MPWheart
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Monroe, NC
via mobile
Must See Church

The exterior of this church is intricately carved stone that draws you to look and look again at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
llheim
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This lavish 18th-century church was built by a silver baron from the nearby Valenciana mine.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold leaf” (6 reviews)
“pretty church” (3 reviews)
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Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico
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"beautiful church"
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"small church"
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"temple"
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank llheim
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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

Thank Space0ne
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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

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

If you are lucky, you drive up from Dolores and run into this beautiful spot overlooking Guanajuato. The Temple is beautiful, more austere than its neighbors.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I visited the mine and the church with a big group of family and friends. The different parts of the gold story in Guanajuato (the spanish colony, the mine and the altars) are very vivid. Prepare to see a small church with a historic value...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This cathedral has some very interesting sculptures and paintings with real gold in lots of places. Worth visiting as part of a guided tour.

Thank Yvonne L
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

A nice ride out of the city up into the mountains grants you a visit to a beautiful church with three gold altars and large paintings. One of them looks like Jesus doing the dab, so that's worth it all on its own.

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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

beautiful and imposing structure by day and night. amazing too see such an imposing building in such a cozy city

Thank 7,268
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

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
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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
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