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Templo La Valenciana, Guanajuato

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Religious Site
On a hill overlooking the city, Templo La Valenciana features a pink volcanic stone façade decorated with intricate carvings. The interior layout of this 18th century Mexican Churrigueresque church resembles a Latin cross and holds three towering Churrigueresque altarpieces covered in gold leaf with incredible detail and religious paintings. Antonio de Ordóñez, the owner of the La Valenciana mine, originally built the church in honor of his patron saint, Saint Cajetan, for the riches the mine provided. With our online itinerary creator, Guanajuato attractions like Templo La Valenciana can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Travel on the rural route to La Valenciana and pass through Santa Rosa ....The pottery town.The history of mining in La Valenciana is interesting as are the mummy museum, the mining museum, and the Ca...  more »
  • The mine was once more productive silver across America, might have been a cathedral. Visiting it is requirement for tourists who wander through Guanajuato
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  • This church is part of the route of the mine, is a temple erected to San Cayetano. To get there take one of the tours that are hired in the historic centre of the city. Leaving the mine, enters the Church to admire the altarpieces rolled gold. Admission is free and there are no rows.
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  • Very nice
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  • Tourist area of the municipality of guanajuato, highly recommended
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  • Place to visit, has mines and a temple.
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