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Templo La Valenciana

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Address: Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico

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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Striking and unusual Temple

My wife and I attended a music ensemble event in the Templo la Valenciana during the 2016 Cervantino. The acoustics were good, but the church pews were pretty uncomfortable. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 3, 2016
Fred H
Lufkin, Texas
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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

My wife and I attended a music ensemble event in the Templo la Valenciana during the 2016 Cervantino. The acoustics were good, but the church pews were pretty uncomfortable. The front of the church with all the gold artifacts were striking, and the huge ceilings and walls adorned with heads and artifacts was amazing, but also a little creepy. Worth... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Templo La Valenciana was a pretty church I visited after visiting the mines. The location is an easy cab ride from the historic center. I planned on visiting the mines, and this church was nearby. The church itself was beautiful! The inside was gorgeous, lots of gold and detailed architecture. When I was there I followed a path, through the... More 

Thank BZimm08
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

it's a big church with amazing,spectacular architecture,the inside is just beautiful it is mostly made of gold and rock

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

Thank John R

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