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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TripAdvisor
  • I'm spoiled that i have seen churches all over the world. I found it pretty, but am surprised it is number one in Leon.  more »
  • This church was created in a French gothic style and is about 100 years old, It is gorgeous inside and out. The interior has many facets and beautiful statues to appreciate. Definately a large part of...  more »
  • More beautiful than Notre Dame in Paris, the surandings are great in the late mornings, on sundays you can go to enjoy with kids and have a refreshing gelato just across the street. At night is the ne...  more »
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  • Awesome building, the details are really amazing!!
  • It is a beautiful place, whether or not u are Catholic
  • The architecture is great.
  • It's quite an extraordinary church, especially inside. It that stands in an empty square, which makes all the more visible.
  • Just Awesome..