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Guanajuato has many pretty churches, but none rivals the beauty of this magnificent monument. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Monterrey, Mexico
Profound religous art

If you are Catholic you will appreciate the history of this church if you are not. you will be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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This lavish 18th-century church was built by a silver baron from the nearby Valenciana mine.
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Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 12 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 2 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 1 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
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We attended a wedding held in this stunningly beautiful church. If you are in town, it is definitely worth a visit. The second tower was never finished, no one knows why...

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank checkpointcheryl
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Very beautiful church . And good history about the mine owners . Gold walls and nice big Catholic pictures

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Luisfalzate
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

I couldn’t stop staring at the detailing in the exterior of the building. It was incredibly well done. And while the interior was equally as beautiful, hands down, the outside was my favorite. Such a beautiful church and what craftsmanship went it the entire structure....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DallasJeffA
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This temple will take your breathe away when you step inside. Located in the mining town, the ornate walls are amazing. Two ornate walls are covered in 23 karat gold.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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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