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Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato

Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 30 attractions in Guanajuato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: On August 9, there is a beautiful ceremony celebrating the arrival of the historic statue of the Virgen de Guanajuato to the city in 1557. The statue... more »
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Huntsville Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The Basilica was open to the public. Infact as I sat in silence I was mesmerized by a stray dog who wandered in, I felt as if he was a regular. As I wandered around you can feel a greater presence... Whether it be spiritual or in the history of the place only the visitor can experience for his/herself. There... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This church is the largest one in town and is at the center of the city. You'll probably pass by it several times on your visit so it's worth a walk through. Great historical feeling when you step inside.

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The Basilica is a gorgeous honey yellow, and in the center of Plaza de la Paz. Makes for a beautiful back-drop and a great place to watch people.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

In a country with lots of historic churches and even lots of Basilicas this one is exceptional. The Pope gave a mass here - so people from GTO hold it in a special place. This should be part of a downtown walking tour that includes the Quixote museum, the Teatro Juarez, the San Diego Church (which is a little older... More

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Republic of Brooklyn
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The building is beautiful . There is an ATM/cajera automatico on the side of the church. Money changers in the church? Crazy.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This basilica is so beautiful. It sits centrally in the old town, easily accessible from union gardens. Well worth visiting, if only to admire the ceiling!

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Aliso Viejo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

A beautiful church, gorgeous paintings, very impressive. Lots of history in it, worth visiting ... Walking distance from anywhere in town.

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North Battleford, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Every surface is covered with decoration, carving, painting, etc. It is hard to focus on any one thing there is so much. It is a huge landmark in the centre of town.

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