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Templo La Valenciana

Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Wow - That's A Lot of Gold

There are three alters, one in the nave and two in the transepts. Each is 3-stories high, baroque... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Katherine R
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Methuen, Massachusetts
Gorgeous

We attended a wedding held in this stunningly beautiful church. If you are in town, it is... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
checkpointcheryl
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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This lavish 18th-century church was built by a silver baron from the nearby Valenciana mine.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold leaf” (7 reviews)
“small church” (2 reviews)
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Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico
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"gold leaf"
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"beautiful church"
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"small church"
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"gold altars"
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"guided tour"
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"mining town"
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"across the street"
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"santa rosa"
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"temple"
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"facade"
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"tower"
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"carved"
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"gangs"
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"intricate"
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"pesos"
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

There are three alters, one in the nave and two in the transepts. Each is 3-stories high, baroque heavily ornamented, and decorated in gold leaf. Amazing! This church celebrates the mother lode of silver discovered next door,

Thank Katherine R
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

We attended a wedding held in this stunningly beautiful church. If you are in town, it is definitely worth a visit. The second tower was never finished, no one knows why...

Thank checkpointcheryl
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Very beautiful church . And good history about the mine owners . Gold walls and nice big Catholic pictures

Thank Luisfalzate
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

I couldn’t stop staring at the detailing in the exterior of the building. It was incredibly well done. And while the interior was equally as beautiful, hands down, the outside was my favorite. Such a beautiful church and what craftsmanship went it the entire structure....More

Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This temple will take your breathe away when you step inside. Located in the mining town, the ornate walls are amazing. Two ornate walls are covered in 23 karat gold.

Thank MPWheart
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

The exterior of this church is intricately carved stone that draws you to look and look again at the facade. The interior, though, is breathtakingly beautiful! Not only is the front intricately carved and gilded in gold leaf, the 2 side alters are as well....More

Thank llheim
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

If you visit Mexico, you will visit more temples than you would want to. However each one has something different or interesting to se. I also find it a great place to rest your weary feet. There ar also people inside praying, so please be...More

Thank Space0ne
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

I am not really a person who has to see every church. This is a special place because the view is spectacular Moreover, the Church is part of the story of the silver wealth in the area. The Church inside has several altars many of...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

If you are lucky, you drive up from Dolores and run into this beautiful spot overlooking Guanajuato. The Temple is beautiful, more austere than its neighbors.

Thank docntx
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I visited the mine and the church with a big group of family and friends. The different parts of the gold story in Guanajuato (the spanish colony, the mine and the altars) are very vivid. Prepare to see a small church with a historic value...More

Thank Louie G
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Response from Fred H | Reviewed this property |
Cervantino is a major event in Guanajuato each October. You can find the schedule of events by searching online for "Cervantino". There are hundreds of events over the 4 week period, and the crowds make getting around on... More
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