Guadalupe Sanctuary, Morelia

4.9
#1 of 14 in Historic Sites in Michoacan
Towering over the plaza, Guadalupe Sanctuary represents an 18th-century church featuring a baroque façade and a lavishly decorated interior. The interior walls and roof are covered with a detailed pattern, elegantly painted in a mix of gold, blue, and pink. Seventeenth century oil paintings line the walls, depicting the Spanish missionaries' conquest over the religious traditions of the Aztecs. Overall the church produces an ambience portraying a dazzling example of art, Mexican culture, and religion. To visit Guadalupe Sanctuary on your trip to Morelia, use our Morelia tourist route planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Although it is over loaded with ornamentation, the set is of exquisite taste. Every part of the Church has different reasons. Some ornaments have already been shed on the roof, but are minimal. It is worthwhile to shop around and is very close to the Center to reach on foot.
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  • August 10, 2017
    If you come to Morelia we recommend you take the turibus, you pass in the vicinity and one of them is this temple, here it is known as San Diego. On the outside it is not a temple that attracts you to know him. But once inside, has everything the altar and walls, covered with a gold plate, what makes it truly beautiful. Therefore this temple and the Cathedral of Morelia you should not miss them when you come.
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  • August 9, 2017
    It is a must-see if you're coming to Morelia. Its decoration, paintings and sculptures will surprise you, because there is not a corner of this church without decoration.
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