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Templo La Valenciana

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Address: Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico
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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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Iconic Architecture of Guanajuato

Iglesia "La Valenciana" also know as "Iglesia de San Cayetano" this iconic structure is located close to mina "La Valencia" and that's why of it's name. It's located approximately... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is a beautiful chappel, with some very nice finishings. It is very distinctive and not something you might find in other parts of the country

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iglesia "La Valenciana" also know as "Iglesia de San Cayetano" this iconic structure is located close to mina "La Valencia" and that's why of it's name. It's located approximately 5-7km north outside Guanajuato. Built by Antonio Obregon y Alcocer and co-owner of mina "La Valenciana" to give thanks to his patron saint, Saint Cayetano for the richest it mine provided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Went here on a guided city tour. Enjoyed the history as to why only one tower was completed down the street is the torture museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Gorgeous church. The architecture is marvelous. Gold altars are stunning. It's beautiful to look at from the outside and wander through at leisure. The views from this hilltop perch are lovely. Guanajuato is one of my favorite cities in the world and La Valenciana is a special place. Get a tour or hire a driver/guide for a couple of hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This place has an incredible European architecture. Everything is made of gold in the inside. The outside little plaza the street that take to the mines are all made of cobbled. Takes you back to some colonial European city outside of Europe. This Mexican city is just gorgeous.

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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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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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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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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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