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Temple of the Jesuit Order (Templo de la Compania de Jesus)

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Address: Plazuela de la Compania, Guanajuato, Mexico
Phone Number: 2-18-27
Description: A preserved 18th-century Jesuit church and the place where the Colegio del...
A preserved 18th-century Jesuit church and the place where the Colegio del Estado got started in 1828.
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Emotional. Beautiful.

Mexico has no shortage of incredible churches. This is just another. Worth the time to see and experience. They just don't make them like this anymore. Stunning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
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Lisbon, Portugal
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232 reviews 232 reviews
43 attraction reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Mexico has no shortage of incredible churches. This is just another. Worth the time to see and experience. They just don't make them like this anymore. Stunning.

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Check out the musical organ inside- I love looking for them in the diff churches I visit - this one is beautiful. Beautiful church facade.

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Oxnard, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
48 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

i stayed right in front of this place. it is very tall, and well decorated. my mom went to church services there. the largest church in guanajuato!

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

This is a very beautiful Catholic Church in Guanajuato Centro. There are so many Catholic Churches and a Basilica in GTO city and all are worth seeing. Temolo de la Compania de Jesus, built by the Jesuits, is the most beautiful.

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Rosario, Argentina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Very large church with some 19c. paintings on display. Very tall dome, see the entry portal (early churrigueresque style).

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Xalapa, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

From the looks of this church, the Jesuits were the richest of the religious orders in Guanjuato. The stonework on the front is the most ornate in the city. Be sure to take a look when the church is lit up at night.

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Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), Myanmar
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This seems to be the largest church or temple in Guanajuato. However, it is not as well decorated as others. Paintings and statues are around the sidewalls. "Mother Mary" has pride of place.

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Idyllwild, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Probably my favorite church in Gto. and I live here among several. Expa

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Some of my friends are in crypts inside the walls and floor of the Compañia de Jesus in Gto. They are dead, of course, and just ashy shadows of their former selves. At the back of the Compañia is the Pinacoteca full of paintings restored in Gto. within the last 25 years. The massive arches, grey stone, semi-darkness are all... More 

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Guanajuato, GTO., Mexico
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

This church is big inside and spartan by comparrison to the other churches/templos in the village. Made of cantera, divided into two areas, very high and there are people buried in the walls. This is a down to earth working church. Sundays, standing room only. Super e-z to get to. On the opposite end of the university steps. Worth the... More 

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