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Templo La Valenciana

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Address: Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico
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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Beautiful.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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Vienna, Austria
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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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Sydney
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I'm not sure if I could say it's worth the trip, but the detail in the gold on the inside is amazing. This church is located a decent distance outside of town, but it's probably worth the trip if you combine it with a stop in the Valencia Mines as well.

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Mexico City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The small church of the Valenciana, has the best altarpiece in all Guanajuato. A must while in Guanajuato.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

This church, built in the late 1700's by a silver baron, has a beautiful, intricate facade and amazing golden altars inside. Located on a steep hill above the city, it also offers great views. I had walked up the hill to get there but took a rickety city bus back down. Very scary trip!

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

This basilica is on one of the city tours. It's up on the hillside so you go there by bus and it is right next to the Valenciana mine tour. My favorite part was the dome. It was just very beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Take the bus that will take you up the hill to see this place. It only costs five pesos for the bus ride. Beautifully done church, lots of ornate rock work overlaid in gold. Worth the trip up, there is also a mine next door you can go see and some more places to buy some neat souvenirs.

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