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Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato

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Address: Guanajuato, Mexico
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This 17th-century cathedral holds a wooden image of the Nuestra Senora de...

This 17th-century cathedral holds a wooden image of the Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato that is thought be the oldest piece of Christian art in Mexico.

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Stunning!

All of my friends end up taking photos of this beautiful church. A testament to the wealth Guanajuato had for over 500 years.

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Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

All of my friends end up taking photos of this beautiful church. A testament to the wealth Guanajuato had for over 500 years.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice church in eye catching colors in the main center of town. The inside is really nice as well, was not expecting the level of graduate when I walked inside. Located in the middle of the action.

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Uvita, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful building inside and out. It is positioned in the centre of the town many other local attractions are around the church banks shops restaurants and shops.Inside it is beautiful and you can take pictures if you want to. On the evening it is uluminated and we also used it as a great focal point for finding our way around... More 

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Lomianki, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guanajuato and this Basilica of Our Lady is a unique place to visit. City full of attractions and underworld - you travel in tunnels - brings you to ancient time. You can spend time inside moving from statue and pictures enjoying every detail and vibrant colours. And amazing place to stay and pray.

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Merced, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Just enter, sit down and enjoy the perfect ambiance of this church. We stayed a full hour and emjoyed every minute.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

It has everything near by so if you get lost, just ask for it and voilà. I came to the Cervantino Festival and it was packed all around but just get there by 10:30ish am and u will be able to enjoy the church very well :)

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I've traveled around the world and have seen so many cathedral's, and churches, that it takes a really good one (notre Dame for example, St,. Paul´s, St Patrick's) for me to write anything about anyone. I recommend visiting it 2 times, Once during the day and another one at night. At night, it is lit up that gives the church... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

it's a beautiful church in the center of guanajuato it has beautiful architecture and it's painted a bright color you can see it from high distances and it's center in from of lots of little restaurants

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I walked past this Basilica a hundred times. It was gorgeous, and the layout of it and the area was so nicely done! I've traveled around the world and have seen so many Basilica's, cathedral's, and churches, and this is one of the more unique ones! First, I highly recommend viewing this both during the day and night. At night,... More 

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Thank BZimm08
Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This basilica is gorgeous and well maintained. The story of its towers is interesting and there is no need to get a tour to know that you can Google it or search online. When you are in the highest step of its entrance you have an amazing view of the plaza and of the streets.

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