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Spectacular building with a spectacular view.

If you are lucky, you drive up from Dolores and run into this beautiful spot overlooking... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
docntx
,
Texas
Beautiful place

I visited the mine and the church with a big group of family and friends. The different parts of... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Louie G
via mobile
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This lavish 18th-century church was built by a silver baron from the nearby Valenciana mine.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold leaf” (5 reviews)
“pretty church” (3 reviews)
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Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

If you are lucky, you drive up from Dolores and run into this beautiful spot overlooking Guanajuato. The Temple is beautiful, more austere than its neighbors.

Thank docntx
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I visited the mine and the church with a big group of family and friends. The different parts of the gold story in Guanajuato (the spanish colony, the mine and the altars) are very vivid. Prepare to see a small church with a historic value...More

Thank Louie G
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This cathedral has some very interesting sculptures and paintings with real gold in lots of places. Worth visiting as part of a guided tour.

Thank Yvonne L
Reviewed 23 June 2017

A nice ride out of the city up into the mountains grants you a visit to a beautiful church with three gold altars and large paintings. One of them looks like Jesus doing the dab, so that's worth it all on its own.

Thank peripateo
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

beautiful and imposing structure by day and night. amazing too see such an imposing building in such a cozy city

Thank 7,268
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This church is absolutely amazing, the decoration of the interior is in GOLD, the outside ir "Cantera Rosada", is a place to know before you leave Guanajuato.

Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Travel on the rural route to La Valenciana and pass through Santa Rosa ....The pottery town.The history of mining in La Valenciana is interesting as are the mummy museum, the mining museum, and the Catrina museum just outside of town.

Thank womantraveler59
Reviewed 19 March 2017

While funded by the misery of miners who worked in the nearby silver mine, the templo is a very ornate church, both inside and out. Using a soft sandstone on the exterior allowed very intricate carvings on the church's facade (rather than the applique of...More

Thank gbruels
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Learn a bit of the history first or hire one of the excellent guides. This is an important landmark and should not be missed.

Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a pretty church whose most interesting feature is the gold leafed Retablo or altar backdrop. So while it's not worth a visit in and of itself, if you're already making a trip to see the Valenciana mine, this church is worth a quick...More

Thank ReillyPas
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Sinsal
6 December 2016|
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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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