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Church of San Diego (Iglesia de San Diego)

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Address: Guanajuato, Mexico
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A lavishly decorated 17th-century pink cathedral.

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A "must see" Church in Guanajuato

Like so many of the reviews, this church is totally amazing. If you think that the exterior is ornate, wait until you see the interior. One does not know which way to look first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
hansulricha
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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like so many of the reviews, this church is totally amazing. If you think that the exterior is ornate, wait until you see the interior. One does not know which way to look first! It probably is the most beautiful church we have been to in Mexico and there have been many. It is difficult to describe, one has to... More 

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Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The achiteture amazing...a sight to see for sure.. The details seen from every angle...will always surprise you..

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

this church is very beautiful, you can spend hours watching details of this building. also, at the evening mariachi or different bands are playing and singing in front of doors! must see

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McKinleyville, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The grandeur of this church is just what you would expect in a city of Art and architecture. The stonework and the "cements" always amaze. Why can't modern engineers create something that will last and endure the weather lie those of the past ?

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The Templo de San Diego is below ground--because Guanajuato was built up around it after serious flooding hundreds of years ago. This gives it an eerie feel, similar to even older sites in Europe. There are traces of the original fresco painting still visible. We were lucky to be able to attend a choral concert of religious music in the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

this church Museo not a big place from 16-n century far more later was build a 6 feet fence,impressive

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Part of Guanajuato's history the church is located right in the center of everything. Night life around Church of San Diego is most charming. I was fortunate enough to listen to the church bells everyday since I was staying at the hotel next door. It was a beautiful experience. I did not go inside the church this time around but... More 

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

San Diego church is at the very heart of the city, where the famous "callejoneadas" start and the singers and dancers (originally students as per the tradition brouhgt here in colonial days) reel off their stories of the town. The church itself, another good example of Churrigueresque style, is worth a look both inside and outside.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

What a wonderful experience to see such great architecture. Definitely the place to visit while wandering the streets of Guanajuato!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Right next to the Juárez Theater is this small but beautiful church, another example of the Mexican Baroque. Impossible to miss because it is in front of the Jardín de la Unión is must while you are visiting Guanajuato.

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