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Of the 27 churches/temples in Guanajuato area, one of the top 3

Three floor-to-ceiling intricately carved reredos covered with gold leaf are found in this large... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike5466
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Canada
Beautiful cathedral set up high over the town.

Get there before to have a nice look around and quiet contemplation before tours start coming in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RockyMtnArtist
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Edwards, Colorado
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This lavish 18th-century church was built by a silver baron from the nearby Valenciana mine.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Three floor-to-ceiling intricately carved reredos covered with gold leaf are found in this large temple. Huge paintings (about 15’ x 10’) by Luis Monroy in the 19th century adorn the side walls. Built with money from the Valenciana mine its patron saint is Saint Cajetan...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get there before to have a nice look around and quiet contemplation before tours start coming in around 10am. A small outside market in on then square and the mining tour entrance is just down the street.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RockyMtnArtist
Reviewed 15 February 2019

Located a little outside the city, this is a beautiful church from the 1700s. The exterior is made from a beautiful, pinkish stone that is local. Apparently the outside was never completed, so there is one tower only.The inside has fine examples of Churrigeresque architecture...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kagotravel
Reviewed 25 January 2019

This is a wonderful church, with three amazing carved altar pieces, the main altar and the two side altars. Really of the first quality. The view from the Church to the hills around and over the city of Guanajuato is also well worth seeing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KirkieClare
Reviewed 9 January 2019

Guanajuato has many pretty churches, but none rivals the beauty of this magnificent monument. It is, by far, the most spectacular building in all Guanajuato. It´s made of pink stone, with one bell tower and carvings in Churriguera´s baroque style (whose pilasters, named estipites, represent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RicherTrips
Reviewed 1 January 2019

If you are Catholic you will appreciate the history of this church if you are not. you will be amazed by the architecture and the 24k golden walls

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church mostly detailed in gold! There’s a mine just to the right of it so it gets it from there. The detail is incredible! There is lots to do around the church too! Great place to go!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maylingenriquez9
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Excellent church, but I can’t say that we had an excellent time seeing it. For one thing, the bus stop from Guanajuato was difficult to find, and once we found it, we waited nearly 30 minutes. The trip ended up being fairly brief, perhaps 10...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

The church is impressive and near one of the silver mines. Pay a visit and then head on down to the mine to hear the story behind this church and why it's decorated in head-to-toe in gold.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Urbanpeasant
Reviewed 2 June 2018

There are three alters, one in the nave and two in the transepts. Each is 3-stories high, baroque heavily ornamented, and decorated in gold leaf. Amazing! This church celebrates the mother lode of silver discovered next door,

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Katherine R
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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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