Templo De La Valenciana, 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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  • 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 »
  • 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 
    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 »
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  • Great Catholic Church & an interesting mine. Very informative tour.
  • 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.

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