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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 nearby...

This lavish 18th-century church was built by a silver baron from the nearby Valenciana mine.

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Good baroque church

This church has an interesting facade with asymetrical towers, and an altar inside covered with gold, all in the most exquisite churrigueresque style which reached its top... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jesusmiguel58
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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126 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church has an interesting facade with asymetrical towers, and an altar inside covered with gold, all in the most exquisite churrigueresque style which reached its top expression in this church. Apparently built by the owner of the nearby mine as a thanksgiving act in return for this luck in finding a rich vein of mineral, the temple is definitely... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take taxi to 18th can church atop a hill and enjoy the amazing 3 retables inside, coated with gold and statues.

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Thank lmfreud
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The over the top ornate interior turns me off, but many people love this style. If you are a fan of the style, you will probably love. It's a short taxi ride. It you go to the mine, check it out (you are right there). We found it easy to get a taxi back.

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Thank SeekerOfGoodValue
Tijuana, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

There are many Churches in Guanajuato. Seems like one in every other corner. Worth a view as you stroll by.

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Thank bajajulio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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