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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
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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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Ronneby, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Beautiful church with lots of details. The church is not that big and takes only 10-15 minutes to walk through (less or more depends on how interested you are). The best part is the altar in the front with lots of details and also has a few idols in the front.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 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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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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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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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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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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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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