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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
Phone Number: 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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Beautiful Architecture

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2016
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Vancouver
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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

This is a very beautiful Catholic Church in Guanajuato Centro. There are so many Catholic Churches and a Basilica in GTO city and all are worth seeing. Temolo de la Compania de Jesus, built by the Jesuits, is the most beautiful.

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Rosario, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Very large church with some 19c. paintings on display. Very tall dome, see the entry portal (early churrigueresque style).

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Xalapa, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

From the looks of this church, the Jesuits were the richest of the religious orders in Guanjuato. The stonework on the front is the most ornate in the city. Be sure to take a look when the church is lit up at night.

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