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Expiatory Temple

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Address: Calle Francisco Indelecio Madero 935, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
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My favorite building in all of Guadalajara

The Expiatory stands tall above all other churches in Guadalajara and surpasses the cathedral in beauty. The glasswork of its windows is beautiful and its gothic architecture is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

The Expiatory stands tall above all other churches in Guadalajara and surpasses the cathedral in beauty. The glasswork of its windows is beautiful and its gothic architecture is simple but elegant and imposing. If you like visiting churches or you like gothic architecture, you will definitely enjoy visiting this one.

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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

In my opinion, this is the most beautiful gothic structure in the city, inside and out. Inside you'll find gorgeous stained glass and stonework, outside the impressive facade and a clock with figurines that appear and rotate around at certain times of the day. It has a large plaza outside its doors with seating and a fountain, a plaza where... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

The temple was absolutely amazing. Plus, a priest that was killed by the drug wards has been laid to rest here. There are many santos here and each story is very interesting.

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Thank Maria H
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

This a beautiful place to visit with friends or family. If you know explore cities Guadalajara is to perfect place to do it. You will find old buildings like modern buildings. This city has the combination of culture and tradition. I love walk around the city with my friends and take photos of this icons THE EXPIATORY TEMPLE this is... More 

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Thank Juan Jose T
Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

the expiatorio temple is the most impresive of the region, from my point of view, fare more of great architecture them the cathedral of guadalajara or the temple of zapopan. the expiatorio is great from outside and the end afternoon reflexion of the temple into the modern glas building of University of Gadalajara.The inside of the temple is also very... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

This church is really beautiful with good paintings on overall of the walls,roofs and window. This is also at the heart of the city guadalajara,mexico. This place is also connected with other historic places around some blocks.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

The place is beautiful there is many to see inside the temple great for photograph specially if you're into gothic arquitecture, after your visit, you can have lunch or brunch or meal between 9am and 5pm on the front terrace, in the afternoon there is an elderly gathering to dance "danzon", they teach you or you can just observe, bars... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

has a great deal of history going back to when the town was founded, great architecture but then again back in the day it seems that some of the Cathedrals like around town has pretty much the same common structure if you happen to see the priest ask you will be shocked upon all the rich history it has

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Thank PatriciaM1975
Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

It is a great old gothic church - unique in Guadalajara. On Sunday they have a market - hippie kind of tianguis - and stuff going on the in the park in front. Worth the time to get off the bus if you are on it and see the church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

I stuck my head in here briefly while walking by. The stained glass windows are worth seeing. There's not much else in the immediate area.

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