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Temple of the Jesuit Order (Templo de la Compania de Jesus)

Plazuela de la Compania, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
2-18-27
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Large church with a beautiful ornate facade

This is a very large church next to the university. The exterior is difficult to appreciate as it... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
marcopolo111
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Cleveland, Oh
Impressive in size with brocco style architecture

Not as beautiful from the outside as the nearby Basilica but has some very detailed carving on the... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
tornillo2015
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Cortez, Colorado
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A preserved 18th-century Jesuit church and the place where the Colegio del Estado got started in 1828.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“facade” (3 reviews)
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Plazuela de la Compania, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico
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2-18-27
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a very large church next to the university. The exterior is difficult to appreciate as it is on a narrow street but the baroque details of the facade are impressive. The inside is huge with a great cupola: it is far quite than...More

Thank marcopolo111
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Not as beautiful from the outside as the nearby Basilica but has some very detailed carving on the interior and in size seems even larger....well worth a look

Thank tornillo2015
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Of all the churches in Guanajuato, we found this one to be the most impressive in terms of the sheer size of it. Also found it to be very peaceful to sit inside taking in the tranquility and the pigeons occasionally flying around.

1  Thank 2cantravelbugs
Reviewed 4 April 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.

Thank piggy10786
Reviewed 5 January 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...More

2  Thank Raúl G
Reviewed 7 August 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...More

1  Thank DanielHenrysson
Reviewed 2 April 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...More

1  Thank Katie F
Reviewed 6 October 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.

Thank A M
Reviewed 16 July 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.

Thank eadsl
Reviewed 27 May 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!

Thank oneeddy1
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