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Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato

Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #11 of 31 Attractions in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This 17th-century cathedral holds a wooden image of the Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato that is...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This 17th-century cathedral holds a wooden image of the Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato that is thought be the oldest piece of Christian art in Mexico.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Interesting and Picturesque Basilica! Walked around inside when on a weekend trip back in 2010. The church is well maintained and is easy on the eyes when looking at it from outside when walking around GJO.

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Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I only had limited time in Guanajuato so I took a short tour of the downtown area. I stumbled upon this church and am very glad I did. It was beautiful inside and you could feel the history of it when you walked in right away. If you are in Guanajuato and have a chance to stop inside I recommend... More 

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It is an excellent church, just few steps ahead of Teatro Juarez, in the heart of the city. On the left side is the lane which goes to the University of GTO. You will find several shops and vendors selling souvenirs and Mexican artifacts. Do bargain with them. We had an excellent time at this church and clicked some very... More 

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Enjoy exploring this beautiful church. Incredible interior. Not to be missed while in amazing Guanajuato.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

this is one of the larger basilica in juanajuato as well as one of the more beautiful. It is right downtown and if you are walking around for any le get of time you can't miss it. A must see.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The architecture is incredible the outside has a beautiful orange color and inside looks so perfect, clean and has impressive chandeliers and big organ.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

What a beautiful place to visit. This ranks with any of the beautiful churches in Europe. Paintings on the ceiling and the detail of working the stone is incredible.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I LOVE BASILICAS!! I was amazed that there was a BASILICA in Guanajuato and of course I could not come to the city without escaping for a few minutes to visit our lady and give my love to Christ. This place is glorious! and a must see for believers and nonbelievers alike. In the middle of downtown, this glorious church... More 

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Huntsville Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Home to one of the oldest statues of the virgin Mary in all of Mexico purchased for this church by the wealthy miners of the city!

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Edinburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

After visiting the interior of the church for a brief prayer. I wandered out a side door. There was posted the catechetical schedule. Wasn't too different from parishes I had been a part of.

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