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Address: Batopilas, Mexico

A beautiful and mysterious 18th-centry church at the bottom of Mexico's...

A beautiful and mysterious 18th-centry church at the bottom of Mexico's Copper Canyon.

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A bit scary to hike there from Batopilas unaccompanied

My driver to Batopilas told me that I could easily hike to the "cathedral" and that it would take about an hour only from the Real de Minas Hotel. Well, the sun and heat were... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2015
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Ames, Iowa
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254 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I, with a small group of fellow travelers, hiked part way and rode by SUV part way from Batopilas. Gorgeous scenery en route. This fascinating neo-Gothic mission church dates back to the 17th century and has been restored. At the left is a glass coffin-like case with a figure of the crucified Christ, complete with stigmata. In... More 

Thank DMGAmes_Iowa
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Easy enough walk from Batopilas, it's downriver along the road which isn't flat, but gradual. I didn't expect to find anything in Satevo but there's a small community including tiendas for cookies or water. The church was locked when we got there but a little boy ran after us and a woman came out to open the door and give... More 

Thank Kristin F
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99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

This place has been restored poorly and I'll maintained. Nonetheless, it is a must see in Batopilas if not for anything but the age and history of the place.

Thank Mantamike
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

This one is newer and better maintained than some, other than that it's the same old - same old from one village to another. You really have to love missions - and be able to look past what the Spanish and their religious fervor did to the indigenous culture and people in order to get all these missions. Still it... More 

Thank Citlali Lisa M
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110 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

My driver to Batopilas told me that I could easily hike to the "cathedral" and that it would take about an hour only from the Real de Minas Hotel. Well, the sun and heat were relentlessly baking this lonesome wanderer. Having heard so much about assaults and kidnappings, I did not feel very safe whenever rock fell on the dirt... More 

Thank BHSCalifornia
Palm Springs, CA
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150 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

This is probably not worth a trip on it's own, but since you've already braved the Creel to Batopilas road, you don't want to miss this. It's about 4K outside of town. Make sure you stop and enjoy the view as you come into town. You can walk down and cross the cable bridge for some great shots of the... More 

Thank Todd2PS
moose jaw
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86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

This is in a very remote part of Mx but very interesting, maybe not worth the trip just for the church but combined with the trip into the batopilas valley and the other sights in the area well worth the trip

Thank robpeeler2
Creel, Mexico
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100 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

The mission itself isn't that special, although it was much more interesting before they repainted it several years ago, but the location is pretty awesome. It lies at the bottom of Batopilas Canyon and about 7 kilometers downriver from the town of Batopilas, basically in the middle of nowhere with the river off to one side and the canyon walls... More 

Thank Jimmie54
Gilbert, Arizona
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

We drove up to the mission in our 4 wheel drive SUV, a local went with us. When we asked what the people around there did he said "top secret", this is a big marijuana and opium poppy growing area, but the narcos leave the tourists alone. CHECK OUT MY REVIEW ON BATOPILAS FOR MORE INFO. The area is absolutely... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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146 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Mildly interesting, but since they're re-building the road down from Creel to Batopilas, it's a 9 hour bone-jarring 4WD trip over nerve-wracking precipices.

Thank lalhasa

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