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Templo La Valenciana

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Address: Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico
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This lavish 18th-century church was built by a silver baron from the nearby...

This lavish 18th-century church was built by a silver baron from the nearby Valenciana mine.

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Incredible Church

If you are interested in churches, do not miss Valenciana. I would strongly suggest hiring a local guide to explain the history and the intricacies (available at the entrance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2016
ttolman
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

If you are interested in churches, do not miss Valenciana. I would strongly suggest hiring a local guide to explain the history and the intricacies (available at the entrance) - a tour takes about 30 minutes.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Temple La Valenciana is one of the most contrived churches in Guanajuato. Inside is of the most ornate and decorative Churrigueresque carvings found in Central Mexico. The extravagant Temple La Valenciana was funded by the deepest and most dangerous silver mine of Guanajuato and was partially constructed to appease the religious consciousness of the Spanish silver barons. It is one... More 

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Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

After we had been the the Silver Mine down the road..we come upon this gorgeous Temple.. Three humongous Gold leaf alters.. Take the time out of a busy day touring the rest our this gorgeous town..of Guanajuato..and spend some quiet time in the Templo La Valenciana..

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

This temple holds three majestic gold altarpieces that are not to be missed, the detail and ornamentation is superb, nevertheless they appear to receive little to no maintenance and cleaning, I hope they correct this promptly

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Beautiful interior, lot of gold, spectacular views of area, but not much else. No restaurants but local sidewalk vendor food is exc.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Very good tour. Interesting history This church played a huge part in the history of the city of Guanajuato.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

this church was build 1890 very impressive inside outside,it is a baroque style the statues coated with gold,this church was a thanksgiving act return for luck finding a rich minerals

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

This church has an interesting facade with asymetrical towers, and an altar inside covered with gold, all in the most exquisite churrigueresque style which reached its top expression in this church. Apparently built by the owner of the nearby mine as a thanksgiving act in return for this luck in finding a rich vein of mineral, the temple is definitely... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Take taxi to 18th can church atop a hill and enjoy the amazing 3 retables inside, coated with gold and statues.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

The over the top ornate interior turns me off, but many people love this style. If you are a fan of the style, you will probably love. It's a short taxi ride. It you go to the mine, check it out (you are right there). We found it easy to get a taxi back.

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