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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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"Fantastic spectacle "

I have wanted to see this building for a few years now after reading about it in my magazine and it did not disappoint. Situated directly in the Centro with a beautiful garden in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Brantford, Canada
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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have wanted to see this building for a few years now after reading about it in my magazine and it did not disappoint. Situated directly in the Centro with a beautiful garden in front, this makes for amazing photos both day and night. Very impressive.

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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will find 23 churches and religious buildings in the relatively small center area of Guanajuato but this one is the most important. The basilica was initially constructed in 1671 but was remodulated to demonstration of wealth of the leading Silver Barons after the independence of Mexico from Spain. Inside the church you will find a jewel incrusted image of... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying on the same Plaza as the Basilica so it was easy to see, visit at all hours, etc. We dropped in for part of a mass, saw two weddings, and loved the beautiful gilded interior. It was really magnificent.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a church with awesome beauty. On the day we visited, there was a mass, and later a wedding. Of course, any visitors must respect that this is not just a tourist attraction, but a fully functional Catholic church.

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Hue, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to a nice little posada there, and my teen and I both agree that it is an incredibly beautiful church, and that the ambiance is awe inspiring. The statues of saints holding hundreds of ribbons with people's hopes written on them are moving. A lovely church, and an amazing must-see spot.

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Wharton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a must see, but in my opinion, more due to its fame. I was honestly not too impressed. We've been to churches with far superior architecture in Mexico. I'm a lover of old Spanish architecture, so I expected it to be grander than it turned out to be. However, if you are visiting for religious reason, it is totally... More 

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Melaque, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A more or less average church, there are more spectacular churches in Guanajuanto, some with so much gold it will boggle your mind

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is nicely illuminated in the evening and one can sit in a sidewalk cafe across the plaza, gazing at its beauty. The church has handsome lines and an attractive bell tower. The interior has appealing structure and color scheme. Certainly representative of other grand Mexican cathedrals. Worth a look.

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Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Heavily ornate Church with Spanish leanings yet has its own Mexican influence in the finer details. It is a small Basilica so does not take long to see it.

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Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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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