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“Gorgeous!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Expiatory Temple

Expiatory Temple
Ranked #2 of 172 things to do in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence
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Kansas
2 reviews
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“Gorgeous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

I love this place so much. I got married here! It is just beautiful inside and out. And there is nothing better than being surrounded by Mexican culture - which you can really absorb in the court yard in front of the church. One of Guadalajara's true gems. Love it.

Visited February 2012
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Dublin, California
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“magnificent sanctuary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Expiatorio was my favorite place in central Guadalajara only a 20 minute walk from the very center of the historic district. I walked there a number of times during my short stay in Guadalajara and sat in the back of the church during a catholic mass. Its soaring aisles and gothic architecture are spectacular and compare favorably with European cathedrals.At night the plaza outside fills with street vendors and music. This is well worth a visit if you need a quiet, contemplative hour away from the traffic chaos of the city.

Visited October 2012
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California
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“On par with cathedrals in Europe. Beautiful.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Gothic architecture. Great stained glass. A parade of the twelve apostles coming out of the clock tower after mass just like in some German clocks.
It looked just like some of the great cathedrals in Spain and France.
Definitely worth a short stop.

Visited October 2012
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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21 reviews
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“And the food!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

At night the plaza outside comes alive with incredible eats and artesian vendors. One of my favorite spots in the whole city and only a 10 minute walk from the center of Guadalajara.

Visited January 2012
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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“Do not miss this church. It's probably one of the most unique and beautiful in Guadalajara”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We live a half a block away and still haven't been able to take this place from granted. The stained glass spires of this Gothic cathedral are incredibly beautiful during daylight hours. The doors have beautiful unique bronze reliefs of saints. It's always busy with weddings, funerals and festivals. Do yourself a favor and drop by and spend some time here. Directly behind it on Lopez Cotilla, the University of Guadalajara has a wonderful gallery space that features a wide range of exhibitions during the year from contemporary to traditional art and sculpture. Be sure to check it out. Admission is free.

Visited June 2012
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