Templo expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, Leon

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Admire the ornamental design and impressive scale of Templo expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, a Catholic cathedral. Construction began in 1921 and took some 91 years to complete--just in time for a visit from Pope Benedict XVI. Displaying a richly decorative Gothic Revival aesthetic, the large cathedral dominates the surrounding area, with the plaza at its front serving as a popular meeting place for locals and visitors. The interior features an atmospheric crypt with seven catacombs, and an impressive marble altar. Put Templo expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus at the forefront of your travel plans using our Leon trip itinerary builder .
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  • Unique visit this beautiful place if they go to LEON don't forget to visit the Expiatorio.Y Temple opposite the main entrance be sure to try the rich cebadinas a typical drink of this beautiful place.
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  • If you're coming to Leon you cannot miss a visit to this beautiful temple and pass a beer you in one of the bars that are the around this central magnificent.
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  • It is one of the most beautiful cathedrals of world, style, detail in every corner, the good general condition and the chapels which is Cathedral houses are truly a work of art
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  • Beautiful church. We also enjoyed touring the crypt for 5 pesos each. It was amazing! The passages are narrow and the ceiling is very low in some of the passages. If you're claustrophobic or have small children who don't like to be enclosed, skip the crypt. Late afternoon has the best light.
  • It's a very nice church and has a small sitting area inront of the church and lots of restaurants around the area
  • It’s a beautiful cathedral that can be seen from a far distance and it is even more overwhelming when coming close. The exterior decoration is as good as interior.
  • Great church that combines modernism with gothic style.
  • It's a beautiful church but I can't believe it doesn't have access for disabled or at least I didn't see it and had a very hard time getting in.
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