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Atotonilco Sanctuary (Sanctuario de Atotonilco)

| Atotonilco, Mexico
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Beautiful church

We took a cab ride from San Miguel de Allende for $M150 that took maybe 15 minutes to get to the... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Houston, Texas
via mobile
First class religious colonial art in San Miguel de Allende

The Sanctuary of Jesus Nazareth in the town of Atotonilco is one of the highlights of religious... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2015
Guadalajara, Mexico
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This 18th-century church contains an impressive selection of indigenous artwork.
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24 Aug 2016
“Beautiful church”
9 Oct 2015
“First class religious colonial art in San Miguel de Allende”
| Atotonilco, Mexico

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We took a cab ride from San Miguel de Allende for $M150 that took maybe 15 minutes to get to the santuario. It is an extraordinary church... It's know as the Sistine Chapel of Mexico due to its arts. I wished information about the santuario...More

Thank StephanieSalas
Reviewed 10 October 2015

The Sanctuary of Jesus Nazareth in the town of Atotonilco is one of the highlights of religious colonial art in all of Mexico. It was built in XVIII century by the Jesuists. The entire sanctuary is covered by frescoes depicting Jesus Christ life that were...More

1  Thank demiansolis
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

This incredible church was recommended by a kind taxi driver. We loved the opportunity to view it, the gorgeous paintings inside, and the statue of Miguel Hidalgo on the front right side of the church. This church is steeped in history, from the building which...More

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Nice church with paintings similar to the Sixtine Capelle. Of course far from it, but still worth it. The big problem is that the church is not allways open, so you may have to do several trips. Also not very punctual, they suppose to open...More

2  Thank ETame
Reviewed 17 December 2013

This church compound is well worth the trip away from San Miguel. It's a whole different world from the town's bustle & noise. The chapels are themselves elaborately decorated in a folk art murals that are both primitive and beautiful at the same time. The...More

1  Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 20 November 2013

This chapel outside Sn Miguel de Allende is only 20 minutes away. It is a surprise to find in this little town such a magnificent fresco work. you can see the authentic colours from the natural materials. it was built in the 1740 throughout 1780....More

Thank Pilar18_11
Reviewed 4 July 2013

If you are Catholic or really into history or architecture - then by all means, go. Otherwise you can get your fill of chapels, temples, churches, etc. in Baroque, neo-classical, etc. right in San Miguel de Allende. The little town that sprang up around Atotonilco...More

1  Thank sleepingbeautyUSA
Reviewed 2 April 2013

The sanctuary is a wonderful small church just outside San Miguel de Allende on the way to Dolores. The site has been restored and looks really very nice. We took our family so they could see where Mexico's fight for independence began since it is...More

Thank aphillips61
Reviewed 21 January 2013

Well I'll cut it short, totally worth it if you have a rental car. The temple is gourgeous and well described as World Heritage Site since 2008 by unesco. Beautiful paintings and real feel of another century. the drive to get there from San Miguel...More

Thank ElMexaQuebec
Reviewed 30 June 2012

Atotonilco is a small town approximately 14 km from the well known San Miguel de allende. The town is famous for it's UNESCO world heritage site church. It is free to enter. The baroque murals tell the story of Mexico's history. There is a very...More

1  Thank voyager52
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