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It is worth the drive up to

It is about ten mins out of town, I would take the drive up to see it. There are many small... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2012
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
Glorious eye candy

Incredible interior. You can spend ages inside this church. Taxi there no problem, took bus back as... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2012
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This lavish 18th-century church was built by a silver baron from the nearby Valenciana mine.
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Valenciana, Guanajuato, Mexico
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

It is about ten mins out of town, I would take the drive up to see it. There are many small attractions to see in the area for tourist.

Thank Dougzihua
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Incredible interior. You can spend ages inside this church. Taxi there no problem, took bus back as no taxis available. Right beside mine.

Thank neesam
Reviewed 16 April 2012

A little awkward to visit - I walked and a portion of the way is along the highway to Dolore Hidalgo - for most I recommend cab or bus despite the great views along the way. The church sites at a commanding location in the...More

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 5 April 2012

A catherdral size church in a small town with wonderful paintings and altars. The view looking down on this church from slightly higher up the hill, with the town in the valley behind it and the mountains beyond that is simply amazing.

Thank GCM
Reviewed 5 April 2012

This church is totally dipped in gold that came from the mines. The history of this luxury juxtaposed against the suffering of the enslaved minors is somewhat disturbing, but offers a clear picture of the vast differences in class for the natives of this region.

Thank andrine23
Reviewed 5 March 2012

17th century mining town this wonderful church sought to show the world the richness of the mines which exploited the people of the region.

Reviewed 31 January 2012

This is the place for a magical wedding, golden altars, lush garden, and a beautiful overview of the area....love this place!

Thank Abelglz713
Reviewed 23 January 2012

The 3 Golden Altars is a sight to behold! Great for flash-less pictures and for studing the architecture of the period. Make sure to take a guided tour so they explain the meanings and symbols hidden in the altars.

Thank Abelglz713
Reviewed 15 January 2012

We got married here in 2010 and it was truly magical. The cathedral is stunning and well worth the 30 peso cab ride. Check out the nearby Bocamina San Ramon after! I also hear there's a great mescal bar near the church though I haven't...More

Thank jglyka
Reviewed 27 August 2011

This is a very interesting church, well worth the trip to see it. Unlike many of the colorful and picturesque churches closer to the center of town, this church is decorated with tons of filigree and gold. It's very beautiful and its story is quite...More

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Guanajuato, Mexico / Festival Cervantino I'm interested in any reports from anyone who attended the Miguel de Cervantes (author of Don Quijote) festival known as the Festival Cervantino in the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, at any one time. I believe the festival takes place in October. It's a big deal. a) What were main attractions? b) What were the crowds like? c) Where did you stay and how was it? d) Did you go outside the main city and where and did what? Any information will be appreciated.
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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