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If you visit Mexico, you will visit more temples than you would want to. However each one has... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Space0ne
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Toronto, Canada
Wonderful View and Place to Hear about History of the Area

I am not really a person who has to see every church. This is a special place because the view is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
joanz359
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Philadelphia, Pa
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This lavish 18th-century church was built by a silver baron from the nearby Valenciana mine.
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Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 1 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 27 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 23 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.

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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 31 May 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 9 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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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.

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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

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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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