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Temple of the Jesuit Order (Templo de la Compania de Jesus)

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Address: Plazuela de la Compania, Guanajuato, Mexico
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2-18-27
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A preserved 18th-century Jesuit church and the place where the Colegio del...

A preserved 18th-century Jesuit church and the place where the Colegio del Estado got started in 1828.

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Large church with a beautiful ornate facade

This is a very large church next to the university. The exterior is difficult to appreciate as it is on a narrow street but the baroque details of the facade are impressive. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Cleveland, Oh
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Cleveland, Oh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very large church next to the university. The exterior is difficult to appreciate as it is on a narrow street but the baroque details of the facade are impressive. The inside is huge with a great cupola: it is far quite than that of the basilica and frequented mostly by locals attending the various functions.

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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not as beautiful from the outside as the nearby Basilica but has some very detailed carving on the interior and in size seems even larger....well worth a look

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Gibsons, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of all the churches in Guanajuato, we found this one to be the most impressive in terms of the sheer size of it. Also found it to be very peaceful to sit inside taking in the tranquility and the pigeons occasionally flying around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

The outside of this church is not as eye-catching as the Basilica, but I find the inside more attractive than the Basilica. Even if you are not religious, you should still check it out. It's worth 5-10 mins of your time.

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

Built by the Jesuits (sometimes called the Soldiers of God), with a recently clean façade, this church is a magnificent example of the Mexican Barroco. Impressive from wherever you see it, it will immediately draw your attention when passing by or when admiring the view of the city from El Pípila (monument in Guanajuato): its dome stands out in the... More 

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Karlskrona, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015

Beautiful church with lots of details. The church is not that big and takes only 10-15 minutes to walk through (less or more depends on how interested you are). The best part is the altar in the front with lots of details and also has a few idols in the front.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2015

This church is an early example of the Churrigueresque style -- very elaborate facade. It's a huge church with some reconstruction going on when I visited. We were very lucky, however, to walk into the church at just the time the pre Semana Santa celebrations were beginning and saw a wonderful procession and service. With the streets of Guanajuato so... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2014

Mexico has no shortage of incredible churches. This is just another. Worth the time to see and experience. They just don't make them like this anymore. Stunning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Check out the musical organ inside- I love looking for them in the diff churches I visit - this one is beautiful. Beautiful church facade.

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

i stayed right in front of this place. it is very tall, and well decorated. my mom went to church services there. the largest church in guanajuato!

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