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“Fine exterior churrigueresque portals” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Temple of the Jesuit Order (Templo de la Compania de Jesus)

Ranked #20 of 64 things to do in Guanajuato
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Owner description: A preserved 18th-century Jesuit church and the place where the Colegio del Estado got started in 1828.
Rosario, Argentina
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fine exterior churrigueresque portals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Very large church with some 19c. paintings on display. Very tall dome, see the entry portal (early churrigueresque style).

Visited September 2013
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Xalapa, Mexico
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

From the looks of this church, the Jesuits were the richest of the religious orders in Guanjuato. The stonework on the front is the most ornate in the city. Be sure to take a look when the church is lit up at night.

Visited November 2012
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Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), Myanmar
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102 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Very Large Temple”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

This seems to be the largest church or temple in Guanajuato. However, it is not as well decorated as others. Paintings and statues are around the sidewalls. "Mother Mary" has pride of place.

Visited July 2012
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Idyllwild, California
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77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“WONDERFUL CHURCH A FAVORITE OF THIS LOCAL”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

Probably my favorite church in Gto. and I live here among several. Expa

Visited March 2012
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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131 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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“One of the few true Gothic sanctuaries in Mexico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

Some of my friends are in crypts inside the walls and floor of the Compañia de Jesus in Gto. They are dead, of course, and just ashy shadows of their former selves. At the back of the Compañia is the Pinacoteca full of paintings restored in Gto. within the last 25 years. The massive arches, grey stone, semi-darkness are all keypoints of this Gothic wonder.
There is a huge historic pipe organ above as well.
Outside the entrance patio cattycorner across for the postoffice, one can find delicious pay de queso ( a Mexican homemade cheesecake) in the evenings or before and after important services.

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