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

Plazuela de la Compania, Guanajuato, Mexico
2-18-27
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Ranked #15 of 30 attractions in Guanajuato
Type: Religious Sites
Description: A preserved 18th-century Jesuit church and the place where the Colegio del Estado got started in 1828.
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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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42 helpful votes 42 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 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Guanajuato, GTO., Mexico
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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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