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Temple of the Jesuit Order (Templo de la Compania de Jesus)

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Yet another fabulous church in Guanajuato

How much you will appreciate this church, only two minutes walk form the University, very much... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Cartagena, Colombia
Great photography

I got my best picture of Guanajuato here. Actually up the Calzada de Guadalupe you get a great view... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Leon, Nicaragua
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A preserved 18th-century Jesuit church and the place where the Colegio del Estado got started in 1828.
Plazuela de la Compania, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Full of scaffolding while I visited but they were cleaning the place up. They are now gone. A choir was at the back and their singing echoed beautifully across the space. A bit darker than the other churches/basilicas in town but worth a quick look....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 9 May 2018

How much you will appreciate this church, only two minutes walk form the University, very much depends on how interested you are in architecture. This is an imposing temple, like most Jesuit churches in South America, although it cannot begin to compete with the splendour...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I got my best picture of Guanajuato here. Actually up the Calzada de Guadalupe you get a great view of the dome with the city behind it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jackietrehorn
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

This church is a mix of architectural styles baroque and churiqueresque, neoclassical and gothic due to earthquakes that had parts reconstructed in different tendecies! But once inside you cant help but feel you're in the 16th century, and the energy is very powerful, you will...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank francish798
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a very large church next to the university. The exterior is difficult to appreciate as it is on a narrow street but the baroque details of the facade are impressive. The inside is huge with a great cupola: it is far quite than...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank marcopolo111
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Not as beautiful from the outside as the nearby Basilica but has some very detailed carving on the interior and in size seems even larger....well worth a look

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank tornillo2015
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Of all the churches in Guanajuato, we found this one to be the most impressive in terms of the sheer size of it. Also found it to be very peaceful to sit inside taking in the tranquility and the pigeons occasionally flying around.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank 2cantravelbugs
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The outside of this church is not as eye-catching as the Basilica, but I find the inside more attractive than the Basilica. Even if you are not religious, you should still check it out. It's worth 5-10 mins of your time.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank piggy10786
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Built by the Jesuits (sometimes called the Soldiers of God), with a recently clean façade, this church is a magnificent example of the Mexican Barroco. Impressive from wherever you see it, it will immediately draw your attention when passing by or when admiring the view...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank 422ra_lg
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Beautiful church with lots of details. The church is not that big and takes only 10-15 minutes to walk through (less or more depends on how interested you are). The best part is the altar in the front with lots of details and also has...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank DanielHenrysson
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