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. Templo expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Leon Edition.
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  • It is a very beautiful place, with history, I have gone many times always enjoy it. The temple is beautiful on the inside and outside, by the Esplanade was admires very well, perfect to take many photos. In front sell the famous cebadinas, good complement for cooling, usually in Leon, it's been a lot of heat.
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  • My first impression see the facade of the Church was to remind me of several European Churches, its architecture and green quarry as well as a large rose window to the front, give it a personality and unique excellence. Three monumental entrance doors made of bronze and designed by the Mexican architect José Carlos Ituarte allude to the creation of the human being, the Annunciation and the crucifixion and the last supper of Christ and the descent of the Holy Spirit. It has large side windows, as well as one on the back at the main altar that give light and life worthy of Marvel. This temple has 3 chapels, but especially that of the grotto of our Lady of Lourdes seemed beautiful.
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  • To visit this temple, wonders you the beautiful architecture and the huge facade. Enter, the stained glass windows make a light effect that enhances the works of art in its interior. The temple is well maintained and very clean. The day I went I play give you maintenance on the back which gives taste since this place must be the pride of the people of Leon. Night is a sight to see it. The only bad thing I had on my visit, is in the plaza of to the side there is some street shops that overshadow a wonderful view in the distance.
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  • Hermoso templo
  • The church is beautiful and loved the market! The people are very friendly too
  • Audacious and surreal, a pastel dream of Notre Dame
  • It's quite an extraordinary church, especially inside. It that stands in an empty square, which makes all the more visible.
  • Very nice place