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Guadalupe Sanctuary

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Address: Morelia, Mexico

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Beautiful! This is a beautiful church that anyone visiting Morelia must visit. It is a lovely street. We took the Tranvia and it has a short stop at this place.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful! This is a beautiful church that anyone visiting Morelia must visit. It is a lovely street. We took the Tranvia and it has a short stop at this place.

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Perkins, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course when traveling to colonial or European jewels, you have to go to the churches. No matter your feelings about Catholicism, the churches are key to understanding the area. What's different about this one is the colorful design. Usually I would use the word "ornate" - and yes, this one is ornate - but it's almost seems moorish with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The amount of gold leaf was surprising given the rather non-descript exterior of the building. The amoumnt of detail and art within was truly amazing. We enjoyed the beaurtiful walk from our hotel to the Sanctuary. There are a number of public parks along the way and in the vicinity. Definately a high light of our vist to Morelia.t

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Located in the center of Morelia the cathedral dates from the 1500's. It is a quiet place to rest and reflect but also a place of celebration. We saw two weddings which were a charming insight into Mexican culture. The church bells pealed out the joy!

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Sprague River, Oregon
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

We stopped here on a tour of the historic district. It was beautiful with many murals and glitz .Unfortunately I don't speak Spanish so the information about the sanctuary was lost to me but it didn't detour from the enjoyment. Peaceful.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Truly I was expecting an old church like any other but once I entered I almost lost my breath with the colourful and over-saturated interior. I think this architectural style is called "churrigueresco" por something like that. It is a "do not miss spot" while in Morelia.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

When in Mexico I love to enter as many churches as I can. This was definitely one of the most breathtaking I have ever seen. Make sure to check out all of the side rooms and corridors. I highly recommend for anyone visiting Morelia.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

If you are in Morelia you might want to visit the Guadalupe Sanctuary. You can take a little city tour with a small bus and they would take you here as well. The bus collects the tourists in front of the big cathedral. But it is only for Spanish speakers!!!

Thank Ági S
North Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

This particular church reminded us of the many we had seen in Portugal. Very ornate and a lot of gold..... The ceiling/dome were absolutely made for photos.....stunning, so intricately and delicately adorned. It was awesome enough to stun the two grandkids into absolute silence!

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This unique church is located in the heart of "historical down town morelia" The baroque style is characteristic of the whole area, but this particular church is well preserved and still in regular used. Its beautiful and a very good stop point in your trip even if you are not catholic, the history in art is well worth it. Excellent... More 

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