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Just a short drive from San Miguel de Allende, and so worth it! This relatively small chapel is... read more

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Dean W
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Very impressive frescoes

We took a taxi out from San Miguel which is only 8 miles away. Since we went early on Monday... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
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Calle San Miguel 14 km, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short drive from San Miguel de Allende, and so worth it! This relatively small chapel is amazing - the history, the statuary, the frescoes. Go and be prepared to be awed. Notice the stones on the threshold as you walk in, worn down...More

Thank Dean W
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We took a taxi out from San Miguel which is only 8 miles away. Since we went early on Monday morning there were only 5 other people there. If you know the Bible stories, it is quite easy to know the subjects of the frescoes....More

1  Thank alatraveler519
Reviewed 29 August 2018

A breath taking temple, beautiful gardens around it, full of history and great architecture, inside full of sculptures and religious art. Beautiful

1  Thank Margarita V
Reviewed 25 August 2018

this is history, old, worthwhile and effortless after your visit you will feel blessed. we certainly did and we're not Catholic. Historic.

Thank cosmiced
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Great "gorditas" to eat at the plaza. Delicious. The visit to the church is a most as there is the major attraction. The candies in the nearby shops are good traditional ones. Very quiet town.

Thank Jose V
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Seeing this magnificent church with it's incredible painted ceiling was a special treat. It's worth the short trip to see it. I think it's best to visit Atotonilco and Delores Hidalgo in the company of a guide. There is so much to see in this...More

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This small town is some 5 kilometers or so outside of San Miguel but very well worth a visit. The church is overwhelming once you step through the entrance doors. Every inch of the ceiling and dome is decorated with allegorical artwork-all done by one...More

3  Thank Jay S
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Atotonilco is a hidden teasure short ride from San Miguel de Allende, and it is totally worth it; they call it "Mexico's Sistine Chapel", and even though it is a little far fetched it is a work of art and has a high historic value....More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

The santuario is beautiful. The frescos are amazing, a bit dark, picturing death and flogging but very interesting.

Thank SunshineSMA
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This jewel is close to San Miguel. A taxi ride made it very easy on our way to Las Grutas spa. The chapel is amazing with paintings on every surface. There is a small fee to enter the side wing, and that money goes toward...More

Thank Elizabeth B
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27 July 2018|
Response from Gary L | Reviewed this property |
During the week there are spots before and after the church. Weekend can be a bit of a nightmare so best park before you get to the cobble stone entrance and walk in.
23 February 2018|
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Response from Gary L | Reviewed this property |
Buses leave from Calzada de la Luz at the end of Animas. They leave every hour starting at 7 am, I believe. Animas is the street that runs to the left of the Oratorio Church, not far from the Plaza Civica. I hope that... More