Templo De La Valenciana, Guanajuato

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#3 of 11 in Historic Sites in Guanajuato
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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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  • Super boring. If you've never seen a church before then maybe check it out bc it is free but by no means make a special trip. The nearby mines, purgatory museum, galeras museum, and house of laments.....  more
    Super boring. If you've never seen a church before then maybe check it out bc it is free but by no means make a special trip. The nearby mines, purgatory museum, galeras museum, and house of laments.....  more »
  • The beautiful baroque Templo de Valenciana was built by the owner of the Valenciana silver mine. The alters are covered in gold leaf. Exterior of sandstone mined from local mountains. Church built... 
    The beautiful baroque Templo de Valenciana was built by the owner of the Valenciana silver mine. The alters are covered in gold leaf. Exterior of sandstone mined from local mountains. Church built...  more »
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  • If you skipped leg day, you'll make up for it here. The temple is overlooking a small town plaza but you get an awesome view of guanajuato.
  • The place is called Parroquia de San Cayetano I had the privilege of listening an open organ concert. The place is a 'must go' when you visit Guanajuato. Next to many interesting museums like the Mine museum and Purgatory museum.

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