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Expiatory Temple, Guadalajara

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Look up and admire Expiatory Temple, an imposing but attractive place of worship. Construction began in 1897, under the command of Archbishop Pedro Loza y Pardave, and was completed 75 years later, after building was repeatedly interrupted by contemporary events, such as the Mexican Revolution and the Cristero War. The church displays an impressive neo-gothic architectural style, primarily featuring stone carved in a way reminiscent of the Middle Ages. The interior displays three separate Italian mosaics, created in the Vatican, while the high roofs and stained glass works create a sense of awe with their artistry and scale. Put Expiatory Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Guadalajara trip itinerary builder.
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  • GO AGAIN? Yes. I went on a Friday and there was an amazing graduation Mass taking place, with the church full of people, organ music and excitement. Magnificent stained-glass windows.  more »
  • Seeing from the outside is amazing, seeing it from inside the temple is a whole different experience. The light from the stained Glass make the experience downright magical. The history of this buildi...  more »
  • This cathedral was breath-taking. This is a must-see if you're in Guadalajara. Absolutely not to be missed.  more »