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One of the places to go

Ok place to go. 15 mins by car or bus. View is nice as you start to go up the hill. Around the... read more

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Fascinating "secrets" about this cathedral

When we visited this cathedral, it looked like the "norm" for cathedrals in small Mexican... read more

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This lavish 18th-century church was built by a silver baron from the nearby Valenciana mine.
Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ok place to go. 15 mins by car or bus. View is nice as you start to go up the hill. Around the Templo you will see lots of stores that sell silver and stones from the mines. Templo is nice and all cover in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When we visited this cathedral, it looked like the "norm" for cathedrals in small Mexican villages... and then you go inside and discover enormous golden altars [the church is built over a mine] that simply defy imagination. Our guide told us of the richness of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a short cab/bus ride from town. There were a lot of tours/guides there. A number of stalls/shops surrounding the church. It's a beautiful church built by a silver baron. Buses back to town leave every 20 minutes. While there are no cabs waiting at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank chitownsam
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Three floor-to-ceiling intricately carved reredos covered with gold leaf are found in this large temple. Huge paintings (about 15’ x 10’) by Luis Monroy in the 19th century adorn the side walls. Built with money from the Valenciana mine its patron saint is Saint Cajetan...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019

Get there before to have a nice look around and quiet contemplation before tours start coming in around 10am. A small outside market in on then square and the mining tour entrance is just down the street.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019

Located a little outside the city, this is a beautiful church from the 1700s. The exterior is made from a beautiful, pinkish stone that is local. Apparently the outside was never completed, so there is one tower only.The inside has fine examples of Churrigeresque architecture...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kagotravel
Reviewed January 24, 2019

This is a wonderful church, with three amazing carved altar pieces, the main altar and the two side altars. Really of the first quality. The view from the Church to the hills around and over the city of Guanajuato is also well worth seeing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KirkieClare
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Guanajuato has many pretty churches, but none rivals the beauty of this magnificent monument. It is, by far, the most spectacular building in all Guanajuato. It´s made of pink stone, with one bell tower and carvings in Churriguera´s baroque style (whose pilasters, named estipites, represent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RicherTrips
Reviewed December 31, 2018

If you are Catholic you will appreciate the history of this church if you are not. you will be amazed by the architecture and the 24k golden walls

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pablop5200
Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church mostly detailed in gold! There’s a mine just to the right of it so it gets it from there. The detail is incredible! There is lots to do around the church too! Great place to go!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Fred H | Reviewed this property |
Cervantino is a major event in Guanajuato each October. You can find the schedule of events by searching online for "Cervantino". There are hundreds of events over the 4 week period, and the crowds make getting around on... More