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Templo La Valenciana

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Address: Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Description: This lavish 18th-century church was built by a silver baron from the...
This lavish 18th-century church was built by a silver baron from the nearby Valenciana mine.
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Must see if you are in Guanajuato

This is an amazing building and sits high up on the hill just outside of the city, well worth the taxi ride and also near the silver mines which are fun as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is an amazing building and sits high up on the hill just outside of the city, well worth the taxi ride and also near the silver mines which are fun as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went here for a concert during the Don Quixote festival. A lovely church and a great setting for Italian Baroque music.

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Fresno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I had 5 days in Guanajuato and saw most of it in 3. (But I'm hard core.) Because I had a lot of time, I thought it was worth it to spend a half day in Valenciana and the Cristo. I left at about 7:30am and returned around...3 pm. Here are my thoughts: PROs: -The church is beautiful and ornate.... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I love this temple i got married there, It's so charming. Outside the city centre you will ned special transport to get there but it is worth it. The view of the hole city the amazing structure and composition of the place. During Cervantino the church holds splendid concerts. I definitely reckoned visiting it.

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Bucerias
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

There are so many churches in this town, but do not miss this one, perched high on the hill near the main silver mine. Easy access by local bus. Look for the devil's head on the main altar!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This and the church in Cata (which too you would need to be driven too) were my favorites in Guanajuato.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great place to go coupled with a visit to the mines, can be hard to find parking there, best is to take a cab from town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Templo La Valienciano was deserted when I visited at 10 in the morning. It is a wonderful example of churrigueresque architecture and worth a visit that can be combined with one of the old silver mines.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

There are very few dedications to the toils of many poor Mexican miners. This is brilliant in the amount and intricacy of the gold and silver alters. the church is in need of renovation externally, but the inside is a must-see for any tour of Guanajuato. Best to take a taxi to the church (about 50 pesos) and a public... More 

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Ciudad Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The beauty of this church, built by the Counts of Valenciana with the enourmous riches coming from the local silver mines, will take your breath away! Located not far from the center of Guanajuato, it is an absolute "must" for every visitor who comes to Guanajuato. During the "Festival Cervantino", which takes place every year in October, the church serves... More 

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