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Address: Batopilas, Mexico
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A beautiful and mysterious 18th-centry church at the bottom of Mexico's...

A beautiful and mysterious 18th-centry church at the bottom of Mexico's Copper Canyon.

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A bit scary to hike there from Batopilas unaccompanied

My driver to Batopilas told me that I could easily hike to the "cathedral" and that it would take about an hour only from the Real de Minas Hotel. Well, the sun and heat were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Easy enough walk from Batopilas, it's downriver along the road which isn't flat, but gradual. I didn't expect to find anything in Satevo but there's a small community including tiendas for cookies or water. The church was locked when we got there but a little boy ran after us and a woman came out to open the door and give... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

This place has been restored poorly and I'll maintained. Nonetheless, it is a must see in Batopilas if not for anything but the age and history of the place.

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Thank Mantamike
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This one is newer and better maintained than some, other than that it's the same old - same old from one village to another. You really have to love missions - and be able to look past what the Spanish and their religious fervor did to the indigenous culture and people in order to get all these missions. Still it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

My driver to Batopilas told me that I could easily hike to the "cathedral" and that it would take about an hour only from the Real de Minas Hotel. Well, the sun and heat were relentlessly baking this lonesome wanderer. Having heard so much about assaults and kidnappings, I did not feel very safe whenever rock fell on the dirt... More 

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Palm Springs, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is probably not worth a trip on it's own, but since you've already braved the Creel to Batopilas road, you don't want to miss this. It's about 4K outside of town. Make sure you stop and enjoy the view as you come into town. You can walk down and cross the cable bridge for some great shots of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is in a very remote part of Mx but very interesting, maybe not worth the trip just for the church but combined with the trip into the batopilas valley and the other sights in the area well worth the trip

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Creel, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The mission itself isn't that special, although it was much more interesting before they repainted it several years ago, but the location is pretty awesome. It lies at the bottom of Batopilas Canyon and about 7 kilometers downriver from the town of Batopilas, basically in the middle of nowhere with the river off to one side and the canyon walls... More 

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Thank Jimmie54
Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We drove up to the mission in our 4 wheel drive SUV, a local went with us. When we asked what the people around there did he said "top secret", this is a big marijuana and opium poppy growing area, but the narcos leave the tourists alone. CHECK OUT MY REVIEW ON BATOPILAS FOR MORE INFO. The area is absolutely... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Mildly interesting, but since they're re-building the road down from Creel to Batopilas, it's a 9 hour bone-jarring 4WD trip over nerve-wracking precipices.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

I rode my motorcycle down just before sunset and got lots of great pictures. A local family came over and sold me some cute embroidery stuff. They were very photogenic and were quite plesant

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