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“Decorative Ceiling, Paintings, Statues” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato

Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato
Guanajuato, Mexico
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Ranked #12 of 31 Attractions in Guanajuato
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This 17th-century cathedral holds a wooden image of the Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato that is thought be the oldest piece of Christian art in Mexico.
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“Decorative Ceiling, Paintings, Statues”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Situated in the centre of Guanajuato on the Peace Plaza this is a very impressive building. It is used by locals and visitors as a place of worship. "Mother Mary" in pride of place denotes it as a Roman Catholic edifice. It is richly decorated.

Visited July 2012
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“Great church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Very powerful energy sorrounding this church. I loved the decour

Visited April 2012
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“Very Catholic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Yup, there she is on a solid silver pedestal. If you come to Guanajuato, you should pay her a visit. It's hard for me to get behind the riches sacrificed on the blood and backs of the native people to a statue, but it's not at all out of line for the Church...

Visited March 2012
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“EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF THIS TYPE OF ELEGANT INTERIOR”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

I like this church too...This is where all the politicos and such are baptized married and buried...Where the pope will stop in March 2012 for 10 minutes.

Visited March 2012
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“A Living Church as well as a Historic Site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Situated in the center of town and painted in bright umber, this church is alive with worshippers, especially on Saturdays which is when we arrived.

In the morning, crowds of families were there to have babies baptised, which was worth watching all by itself. The pews are many and one can sit unobtrusively and take in the scene. Which we did again later, hoping to see the interior more up close, only to discover a wedding was going on. So we came back again a little later (having bumped into a funeral slowly making its way through town) and did have a few minutes to appreciate the baroque excess of it all. This, too, was interrupted by the same priest who had done everything else, walking to the front door to begin a betrothal for an eager couple.

While it is a lovely place to visit for its colonial decor, we were thrilled to see it as a living church, and that we could witness some of the life of the people of Guanajuato as well as their old pretty buildings.

Visited February 2012
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