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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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Stunning architecture

This church is an early example of the Churrigueresque style -- very elaborate facade. It's a huge church with some reconstruction going on when I visited. We were very lucky... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
60 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This church is an early example of the Churrigueresque style -- very elaborate facade. It's a huge church with some reconstruction going on when I visited. We were very lucky, however, to walk into the church at just the time the pre Semana Santa celebrations were beginning and saw a wonderful procession and service. With the streets of Guanajuato so... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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260 reviews 260 reviews
57 attraction reviews
301 helpful votes 301 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
50 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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36 helpful votes 36 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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9 attraction reviews
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
149 helpful votes 149 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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40 helpful votes 40 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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