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Church of San Diego (Iglesia de San Diego)

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Address: Guanajuato, Mexico

A lavishly decorated 17th-century pink cathedral.

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Great History Lesson

This church is right in front of tha main square. You have to go in and explore all the rich history that is depicted in its paintings and figures. Be respectful when you go in... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Olmito, Texas
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Olmito, Texas
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This church is right in front of tha main square. You have to go in and explore all the rich history that is depicted in its paintings and figures. Be respectful when you go in due to the fact that it's not a museum but a church and many people still pray and go to service there.

Thank whicho1969
SAnta Ana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Very beautiful and historic church. Peaceful inside and nice stop during our walk around day in Guanajuato.

Thank euscarol
Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 516 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This church faces the busy Plaza de Jardin and it is now only a small fraction of what was originally because of destructions and flooding. The facade is a very ornate baroque, the building has original orange and red colors, and the inside is also very busy baroque. There are several events, among music functions, which attracts crowds.

Thank marcopolo111
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017

From the outside, it is quite impressive. Inside, it is stunning! Beautiful colonial cathedral, with a number of side altars. There were also masses and ceremonies taking place during the day and evenings. (Please dress respectfully if you plan to go inside)

Thank t0mdrama
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Due to my husband being Catholic, we generally have to visit every church on every trip. Though I have no interest in church history, I do find that a real taste of the local culture is embedded in the the art of the churches. This is no exception. It is a must see as are most of the churches in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This church has such an amazing history, I was with a walking tour that took us up here, (via car as there was a festival on that day and it was impossible to get through the crowds below) the interior is beautiful with amazing gold altars and wall decorations.

Thank JenniferAJordan
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Like so many of the reviews, this church is totally amazing. If you think that the exterior is ornate, wait until you see the interior. One does not know which way to look first! It probably is the most beautiful church we have been to in Mexico and there have been many. It is difficult to describe, one has to... More 

Thank hansulricha
Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The achiteture amazing...a sight to see for sure.. The details seen from every angle...will always surprise you..

Thank Victoria477
Moscow, Russia
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

this church is very beautiful, you can spend hours watching details of this building. also, at the evening mariachi or different bands are playing and singing in front of doors! must see

Thank Alina L
McKinleyville, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The grandeur of this church is just what you would expect in a city of Art and architecture. The stonework and the "cements" always amaze. Why can't modern engineers create something that will last and endure the weather lie those of the past ?

Thank HarryNJohnon

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