If you dont take a tour, just take a taxi to the "valenciana" church, named after "san cayetano" this place is magnificent and you can pay a guided tour for around 3 us dlls
Easy to get to by taking the bus (camion) marked "Valenciana". The interior altarpieces are, according to art-history sources, amongst the most beautiful in Mexican churrigueresque style. The altarpieces are dedicated to San Cayetano, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the Assumption. Nearby are several old mines, including La Valenciana, now run by a group related to the University of Guanajuato.
This area was established by the Valencia family of silver mining fame. The Valencia hacienda is across the street from the church and also worth walking around. The interior courtyard has a small cafe, shop and candy store and is free to browse around. The church itself is not large by standard but is very ornate and requires time to... More
It's not in the center of town, but a definite must see for anyone with any appreciation for the beauty of that comes from the meticulous decoration of such exemplifications of Spanish Baroque Architecture. It doesn't take long to get there nor to see it which makes anyone who went to Guanajuato but missed this church truly deprived.
Though it's quite far from city center but it's worth the travel. I took the bus for downtown and paid 5 pesos. It's an adventure to be with the locals. Very friendly . But the church was a wonderful work of art, very intricate wood work. One MuST really see.
This is a church which lies above the town of Guanajuato, the extraordinary thing about it is the fact that all three of the main altars are still original, something which is now sadly rare in Mexico.
take the time to make the trip up the hill to Valenciana to see this cathedral & views of the valley. It is lavishly ornate, with gold leaf carved altars & beautiful stonework. You can get the Valenciana bus from near the Alhondiga for 5 pesos, & enjoy the ride with a few hairpin curves:)
Emormous amount of gold used to overlay altars. Interesting artworks on walls. What intrigued me most was the fact that only the wealthy were allowed inside to see the beauty. Ordinary people were not allowed in to worship in colonial days.
Beautiful and intriguing baroque church on outskirts of Guanajuato (GTO) with panoramic views of the surrounding region. You can take a local bus up there from a bus stop near the Alhondiga in GTO or a taxi for about 35-40 pesos.
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