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Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato

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Address: Guanajuato, Mexico
Description: This 17th-century cathedral holds a wooden image of the Nuestra Senora de...
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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Beautiful basilica

This was my second time visiting the basilica. It's beautiful in the evening lit by chandeliers. The sculpture of the Virgin Mary sits on a silver pedestal and is one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This was my second time visiting the basilica. It's beautiful in the evening lit by chandeliers. The sculpture of the Virgin Mary sits on a silver pedestal and is one of the oldest pieces of Christian art in Mexico. Located in the midst of everything, it is easy to step in at any times of the day or night. The... More 

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Bucerias
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Make sure to see the Senora, patroness of the city, a gift from the Spanish king for all the silver. Amazingly she was old before getting to her rightful place,having been secreted away for centuries beforehand. Lots of people watching from cafes opposite, look out for the mime artist taking afternooon tea.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Now that you're settled in Guanajuato, take out your map and vow to walk the cobblestone path and visit the Basilica of Our Lady Of Guanajuato. The Mexican culture reveres Our Lady of Guadalupe, and this amazing church has many wonders to add to that special love. One practice that you'll see expressed is the hand-written prayers that are attached... More 

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Windsor, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My first visit to the Basilica gave me a first hand view of a young woman's coming of age mass. The church was light up and filled with well dressed people of all ages. I didn't go in during the service but viewed part of it through the portal entry. The Basilica is bright and stands out like nothing else... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This church is absolutely gorgeous! The ceiling, the colors, the textures! And it's a lovely walk to get there.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

All the churches in Guanajuato have their own character but this church has the most beautiful chandeliers!! A must to visit!

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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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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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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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Lisbon, Portugal
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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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