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“Breathtaking, outside and in”
Review of Expiatory Temple

Expiatory Temple
Ranked #2 of 171 things to do in Guadalajara
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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370 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Breathtaking, outside and in”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Beautiful architecture, with stunning stained glass windows and light fixtures. Fresh flowers along the aisles when I visited on a Saturday morning. The clock tower was impressive, as eleven apostles paraded out and in of the tower as the clock rang 11 am. It actually took about ten minutes for the entire signaling of the hour.

Visited January 2014
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New Paltz, New York
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“Go on a Saturday or Sunday night”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

The neo-gothic church is nice, but the real attraction is the plaza in front of it and the wonderful scene that unfolds there every weekend.

The plaza turns into a combination open air public dance class/outdoor concert hall/multi-stall village of food stands (cheap and good) and flea market (books, jewelry, unique health products etc.)

Families with kids, young people, older couples, all together enjoying each other, great food, music, and the open air.

For me, one of the best things about Guadalajara.

Visited February 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Magnificent. Worth the cab fare!”
Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

I didn't have a lot of time in Guadalajara so took a cab to this most amazing building. The glass windows are so, so beautiful. The built in is well cared for and I wish I could return on a Sunday as there is a huge pipe organ in the gallery. This is the most impressive gothic church I've seen outside of Europe.
Do yourself a favour and go.

Visited February 2014
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Seattle
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29 reviews
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“great architecture”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

It is close to the University of Guadalajara which was interesting, an easy walk from our hotel. We weren't there during the times that the apostles make their appearance with the clock, but the trip was still work it.

Visited February 2014
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San Mateo, California
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“Gothic at it's best”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

This church took about a century to complete and was amazingly kept on track with following the blueprints! Our guide, Ilse Hoffmann gave us a lot of information all over the city that made everything we saw even more interesting. I believe she said that of all the churches in Guadalajara and surrounding areas that it was one of 2 that were all one style, as apposed to the changing styles that took over after the previous architect had moved on-as in died! This was one of the younger cathedrals in the city.

Visited January 2014
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