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Address: Madero 935, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico

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The temple was absolutely amazing. Plus, a priest that was killed by the drug wards has been laid to rest here. There are many santos here and each story is very interesting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Maria H
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The temple was absolutely amazing. Plus, a priest that was killed by the drug wards has been laid to rest here. There are many santos here and each story is very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This a beautiful place to visit with friends or family. If you know explore cities Guadalajara is to perfect place to do it. You will find old buildings like modern buildings. This city has the combination of culture and tradition. I love walk around the city with my friends and take photos of this icons THE EXPIATORY TEMPLE this is... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Having seen many of the highlights of centro Historico GDL in our first two days, we took Monday (when virtually everything besides the Catedral is closed, to venture forth on a bus in search of the Templo Expiatorio. For those with enough time, this was deemed by TA and others a must see. As we were afoot, we were obligated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is by far my favorite church in Guadalajara. It is beautiful and bit different from the others as it is more like a European gothic church. I would aslo recommend checking out the plaza in front of it, as it usually has something going on, especially on weekends. On Saturday & Sunday afternoons/evening (starting around 6pm) there is a... More 

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mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love to visit church and it's different than Guadalajara's temples, the architecture is european, Neo-Gothic

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Provo, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I loved the architecture of The Expiatory Temple! While I was visiting it there was a wedding going on inside, it was beautiful. I loved the fountain in front of the Agave plant, which is used to make Tequila. A friend and I went to a restaurant in front of the Expiatory Temple and were able to enjoy the view... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The structure as seen from outside is imposing but the inside is awe-inspiring; simple minimalist on the inside but what captures is the soaring ceiling and the stained glass windows, very different from the typical Spanish colonial churches with the entablados full of saints.

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Although not as impressive as the central cathedral from the outside, the vaulted arches, the beautiful altar and the paintings were lovely. Not a bad walk from the central cathedral. The park behind the Expiatory temple is pleasant.

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Caldwell, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a very church with some great Architecture. I toured several Templo's in a taxis. He kept it running and new all the old church sites. Very inexpensive less than $20 with a tip to the driver

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Monterey, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We (unfortunately) went after hours, and the main cathedral was closed. The architecture is wonderful, and I can't wait to go back and see inside. After we took a horse drawn carriage ride around town - it was very informative!

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Address: Madero 935, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area  >  Guadalajara

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