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Parroquia de San Juan Bautista

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Address: Mexico City, Mexico

A 16th-century church known for its well-preserved artwork.

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Very nice old church

We were surprised by the beauty of this old church! Highly decorated walls and ceilings. You can see the several European influences in this church.

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Johan P
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is not worth a drive from downtown, but as you're strolling around Coyoacan it is certainly worthwhile to take a few minutes to admire the exterior of the church viewed from Plaza Hidalgo, and spend a few minutes inside.

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

We were surprised by the beauty of this old church! Highly decorated walls and ceilings. You can see the several European influences in this church.

Thank Johan P
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

We loved this church which is next to the main plaza in Coyoacan, we watched a couple getting married and loved it. We recommend to take pics of the architectural towers and the paintings. They sell rosaries outside the door, great for pics.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

If there is one icon to define the colonial neighborhood of Coyoacan, there is no better candidate than the facade of San Juan Bautista. One of Mexico's first churches, San Juan Baustista (English: St. John the Baptist) is perhaps the center of Coyoacan. Behind the towering yet simple facade that became the symbol of Coyoacan, the church interior presents a... More 

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

The parish church of San Juan Bautista is located at the edge of the Plaza Hidalgo in Coyoacán. It is a wonderful example of Mexican colonial baroque with richly decorated, colorful interior that's typical of Mexico City churches. The entry is free, but please be respectful as it is a working church and most people within are actually praying. What... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2016

During our "Our Lady of Guadalupe" Pilgrimage, 2016, my friends and I tried to go to Mass every morning. Seeing that Mass was supposed to be at 8 a.m., we arrived a few minutes before to look at the building and pray. Unfortunately there was a very loud speaker playing something that didn't sound prayerful, over and over. It was... More 

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Reviewed 22 May 2013

This has to be one of the most beautiful building interiors I have seen throughout Mexico City and one of the loveliest that I have seen in Europe or Latin America. The baroque beauty is a balanced composition of grandeur, delicacy and colour without slipping into anything garish or gaudy. As a quiet and sacred place it is something wonderful... More 

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New York City, NY USA
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

It's colorful colonial church at the center of town life, filled with effigies of saints

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