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Atotonilco Sanctuary (Sanctuario de Atotonilco)

| Atotonilco, Mexico
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GOOD EXPERIENCE

This place is worth visiting because of all the history that surrounds its origins, but if you... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Juan M
Beautiful church

We took a cab ride from San Miguel de Allende for $M150 that took maybe 15 minutes to get to the... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
StephanieSalas
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This 18th-century church contains an impressive selection of indigenous artwork.
  • Excellent59%
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  • Average15%
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5 Mar 2018
“GOOD EXPERIENCE”
24 Aug 2016
“Beautiful church”
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| Atotonilco, Mexico
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This place is worth visiting because of all the history that surrounds its origins, but if you expect something extraordinary you will be disapointed

Thank Juan M
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We took a cab ride from San Miguel de Allende for $M150 that took maybe 15 minutes to get to the santuario. It is an extraordinary church... It's know as the Sistine Chapel of Mexico due to its arts. I wished information about the santuario...More

Thank StephanieSalas
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

The Sanctuary of Jesus Nazareth in the town of Atotonilco is one of the highlights of religious colonial art in all of Mexico. It was built in XVIII century by the Jesuists. The entire sanctuary is covered by frescoes depicting Jesus Christ life that were...More

1  Thank demiansolis
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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

This incredible church was recommended by a kind taxi driver. We loved the opportunity to view it, the gorgeous paintings inside, and the statue of Miguel Hidalgo on the front right side of the church. This church is steeped in history, from the building which...More

Thank Gloria L
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Nice church with paintings similar to the Sixtine Capelle. Of course far from it, but still worth it. The big problem is that the church is not allways open, so you may have to do several trips. Also not very punctual, they suppose to open...More

2  Thank ETame
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

This church compound is well worth the trip away from San Miguel. It's a whole different world from the town's bustle & noise. The chapels are themselves elaborately decorated in a folk art murals that are both primitive and beautiful at the same time. The...More

1  Thank Kevin D
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

This chapel outside Sn Miguel de Allende is only 20 minutes away. It is a surprise to find in this little town such a magnificent fresco work. you can see the authentic colours from the natural materials. it was built in the 1740 throughout 1780....More

Thank Pilar18_11
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

If you are Catholic or really into history or architecture - then by all means, go. Otherwise you can get your fill of chapels, temples, churches, etc. in Baroque, neo-classical, etc. right in San Miguel de Allende. The little town that sprang up around Atotonilco...More

1  Thank sleepingbeautyUSA
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

The sanctuary is a wonderful small church just outside San Miguel de Allende on the way to Dolores. The site has been restored and looks really very nice. We took our family so they could see where Mexico's fight for independence began since it is...More

Thank aphillips61
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

Well I'll cut it short, totally worth it if you have a rental car. The temple is gourgeous and well described as World Heritage Site since 2008 by unesco. Beautiful paintings and real feel of another century. the drive to get there from San Miguel...More

Thank ElMexaQuebec
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