Templo De La Valenciana, Guanajuato

#4 of 11 in Historic Sites in Guanajuato
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
On a hill overlooking the city, Templo De La Valenciana features a pink volcanic stone façade decorated with intricate carvings. The interior layout of this 18th century Mexican Churrigueresque church resembles a Latin cross and holds three towering Churrigueresque altarpieces covered in gold leaf with incredible detail and religious paintings. Antonio de Ordóñez, the owner of the La Valenciana mine, originally built the church in honor of his patron saint, Saint Cajetan, for the riches the mine provided. Use our Guanajuato trip tool to add Templo De La Valenciana and other attractions to your Guanajuato vacation plans.
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  • Visited this before going to the mine will be best to take quick taxi ride from town and walk back Gold came from mines in the area very intricate details free admission  more »
  • A gorgeous 18th century structure built at the opening of the La Valencia mine - where the largest silver vein in Mexico is located. The amount and use of gold leaf in the church is incredible. A...  more »
  • What a lovely surprise! It's not in many guide books of Guanajuato, but one should not miss it. Much smaller in scale than the more famed Parroquia de Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato, this 18th century temple has much to offer and be admired: 4 massive wall paintings, a center shrine rich in marvelous details of sculptures and carvings and everything glittering in gold. Outside there is a beautiful garden full of greenery and flowers. At the foot of the temple you may find a tiny souvenir shop where there's a diverse range of goodies.
  • Lo más interesante es su historia ya que dentro o fuera no hay mucho que ver,ñ. Si vas a visitar el lugar hay algunas recomendaciones que debes de tener en cuenta, como es estar en silencio y tomar fotos sin flash, si es de tu gusto puedes cooperar para el mantenimiento del Templo. Estuvo bien

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