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Iglesia de San Cayetano

Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #13 of 31 Attractions in Guanajuato
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This old church was built by the Count of Valenciana, the first owner of the town's silver mine.
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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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463 reviews 463 reviews
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129 helpful votes 129 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

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

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21 reviews 21 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

The 3 Golden Altars is a sight to behold! Great for flash-less pictures and for studing the architecture of the period. Make sure to take a guided tour so they explain the meanings and symbols hidden in the altars.

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Guanajuato, GTO., Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

This church is in the shape of a cross. Like the San Diago church downtown. Made of carved cantera & wood. In the area of the alter, where the cross meets/crosses, Tony, the guy that had his church built, had the carved wood covered in gold. Tony was mucho richo. it's super E-Z to visit, grab a cab to the... More

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