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Guadalupe Sanctuary, Morelia
(4.9/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Towering over the plaza, Guadalupe Sanctuary represents an 18th-century church featuring a baroque fa├žade 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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  • Excellent details within the convents, the sites are popular especially in times of mass. Lack of writings that explain or guides (at least when we went) so it is convenient to hire a tour or guide that includes these places
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  • Beautiful inside, take your camera, lots of gold on the walls of this beautiful and ancient church. The ceiling is a must see and unique. 
  • This beautiful church is must see in Morelia. Very nice detail and interior not have to religious to visit this place ! Absolutely beautiful !