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Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato

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Address: Guanajuato, Mexico
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This 17th-century cathedral holds a wooden image of the Nuestra Senora de...

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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I walked past this Basilica a hundred times. It was gorgeous, and the layout of it and the area was so nicely done! I've traveled around the world and have seen so many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Olathe, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

it's a beautiful church in the center of guanajuato it has beautiful architecture and it's painted a bright color you can see it from high distances and it's center in from of lots of little restaurants

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked past this Basilica a hundred times. It was gorgeous, and the layout of it and the area was so nicely done! I've traveled around the world and have seen so many Basilica's, cathedral's, and churches, and this is one of the more unique ones! First, I highly recommend viewing this both during the day and night. At night,... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This basilica is gorgeous and well maintained. The story of its towers is interesting and there is no need to get a tour to know that you can Google it or search online. When you are in the highest step of its entrance you have an amazing view of the plaza and of the streets.

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

I visited the basilica while walking down the street, it is magical the ceilings, the altar, everything is beautiful.

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

It is beautiful on the outside and stunning on the inside. A truly magnificent altar, a lot of Silver used here which is fitting considering you are in Guanajuato, a huge Silver play during the Spanish Colonial time and still today. We went to a service (Mass) and listened to a magnificent choir during Mass. The church is a "must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Absolutely beautiful - surrounded by shops, cafes, etc. If you are going to mass get there early - sound could be improved.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

One of the tourist object at Guanajuato is the Lady of Guanajuato Basilica. The color of Basilica were representatif of the woman

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

You can't really miss the Basilica as it in the middle of town and since you are there, you might as well check it out. It is well done and interesting, but not spectacular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Not the nicest cathedral in Mexico, but worth to see if you are walking around Guanajuato. For trip picture lovers, you have to take your picture outside the cathedral. This is classic one of your trip to Guanajuato.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The whole city of Guanajuato is very colourful and cheerful to look at and the Basilica adds up to the overall atmosphere. Lovely both from the inside and outside, it is one of the places surely to visit in Guanajuato.

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