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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  • August 15, 2017
    Gothic is beautiful construction stands out from the rest of churches in Guadalajara. The visit is not complete but they come and appreciate the beautiful stained glass windows inside.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Imposing building built after the original neo-Gothic style, is imposing and majestic. S large Atrium, weekends, craftsmen and modernist and traditional local food street vendors gather around.
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  • August 10, 2017
    The Diocesan Eucharistic expiatory Temple. This beautiful building is the center of one of the most beautiful areas of rich architecture of Guadalajara of yesteryear. They framed the temple building of the rectory of the University of Guadalajara; Today the Museum of the arts. The project is competed and won him the architect Adamo Boari, brought to our country by General Porfirio Díaz Mori, President of the Republic, to be the author of the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the Palacio de Comunicaciones and major mail; all of the city of Mexico. It began in 1901 and was completed in 1972.
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If you want proximity to historical attractions and convenient access to public transport, you'll be able to find something to suit any budget downtown, with the central thoroughfare of Avenida Juarez offering perhaps the widest range of options. Slightly southwest of the center, the neighborhood of Ciudad del Sol also offers a good selection of budget-friendly options, while in the southeast, Tlaquepaque--formerly a city in its own right--features some fancier hotels in a more relaxed setting.
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