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Iglesia de San Cayetano

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Address: Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Description: This old church was built by the Count of Valenciana, the first owner of...
This old church was built by the Count of Valenciana, the first owner of the town's silver mine.
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Most beautiful church I've ever seen, breathtaking

even if you are not Christian/Catholic this is a majestic church, with it 3 altars, the detail of the craftsmanship is breathtaking

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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La Mesa, California
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La Mesa, California
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

even if you are not Christian/Catholic this is a majestic church, with it 3 altars, the detail of the craftsmanship is breathtaking

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Impressive golden altars. This is a beautiful church not to be missed. And the views of Guanajuato from the hillside are stunning. There are not a lot of places to park here, so it is best to taxi from town. The church is close by the La Valenciana mine and can be visited at the same time. Interesting history.

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Similar to the other churches in Mexico built during the Spanish colonization of Mexico, this church exhibits intricate designs inside and out. With its attractive pink/reddish hue, it is so attractive and stands tall uphill. The altar is gilded in gold!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Don't think I've ever seen as much gold leaf in one place, sometimes over intricate woodcarving. Outside, a panorama of the city and old cactuses with people's names carved in them.

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San Antonio, Texas
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105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

On the main road, to the north of Guanajuato, lies this beautiful church with ornate facade and needle spires that pierce the cerulean mountain skies. The large iglesia is impressive as well as imposing on its hillside perch. Look around you as you stand on the plaza just outside the church doors - what a vista of the hillside and... More 

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Indio, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

You can't miss this place, there is not a lot of information there about the history of the church, but do some research to learn about the value of this place. It's really incredible.

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Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), Myanmar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This large church is situated in Valentiana. It is very impressive from outside and is decorated with paintings inside. Nearby are old mine entrances which can be visited

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Glendale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Not to be missed, also listed as the Templo Valenciana.

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Toronto
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Incredible interior. You can spend ages inside this church. Taxi there no problem, took bus back as no taxis available. Right beside mine.

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Cayman Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

A catherdral size church in a small town with wonderful paintings and altars. The view looking down on this church from slightly higher up the hill, with the town in the valley behind it and the mountains beyond that is simply amazing.

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