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A fascinating restored Colonial church - worth a visit from Batopilas

My wife and I, with a small group of fellow travelers, hiked part way and rode by SUV part way from... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Ames, Iowa
Pleasant outing

Easy enough walk from Batopilas, it's downriver along the road which isn't flat, but gradual. I... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2016
Kristin F
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A beautiful and mysterious 18th-centry church at the bottom of Mexico's Copper Canyon.
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17 Apr 2017
“A fascinating restored Colonial church - worth a visit from Batopilas”
15 Mar 2016
“Pleasant outing”
Batopilas, Mexico
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

My wife and I, with a small group of fellow travelers, hiked part way and rode by SUV part way from Batopilas. Gorgeous scenery en route. This fascinating neo-Gothic mission church dates back to the 17th century and has been restored. At the left is...More

Thank DMGAmes_Iowa
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Easy enough walk from Batopilas, it's downriver along the road which isn't flat, but gradual. I didn't expect to find anything in Satevo but there's a small community including tiendas for cookies or water. The church was locked when we got there but a little...More

Thank Kristin F
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

This place has been restored poorly and I'll maintained. Nonetheless, it is a must see in Batopilas if not for anything but the age and history of the place.

Thank Mantamike
Reviewed 22 November 2015

This one is newer and better maintained than some, other than that it's the same old - same old from one village to another. You really have to love missions - and be able to look past what the Spanish and their religious fervor did...More

Thank Citlali Lisa M
Reviewed 3 October 2015

My driver to Batopilas told me that I could easily hike to the "cathedral" and that it would take about an hour only from the Real de Minas Hotel. Well, the sun and heat were relentlessly baking this lonesome wanderer. Having heard so much about...More

Thank BHSCalifornia
Reviewed 30 March 2015

This is probably not worth a trip on it's own, but since you've already braved the Creel to Batopilas road, you don't want to miss this. It's about 4K outside of town. Make sure you stop and enjoy the view as you come into town....More

Thank Todd2PS
Reviewed 15 March 2015

This is in a very remote part of Mx but very interesting, maybe not worth the trip just for the church but combined with the trip into the batopilas valley and the other sights in the area well worth the trip

Thank robpeeler2
Reviewed 3 December 2014

The mission itself isn't that special, although it was much more interesting before they repainted it several years ago, but the location is pretty awesome. It lies at the bottom of Batopilas Canyon and about 7 kilometers downriver from the town of Batopilas, basically in...More

Thank Jimmie54
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We drove up to the mission in our 4 wheel drive SUV, a local went with us. When we asked what the people around there did he said "top secret", this is a big marijuana and opium poppy growing area, but the narcos leave the...More

1  Thank pamelapal
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Mildly interesting, but since they're re-building the road down from Creel to Batopilas, it's a 9 hour bone-jarring 4WD trip over nerve-wracking precipices.

Thank lalhasa
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