Santuario de Atotonilco
Santuario de Atotonilco
4.5
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  • Angeline Williams
    Boerne, Texas8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see just outside San Miguel de Allende
    Very historic place. The birthplace of Mexican independence, 1810. Be sure to hire a guide or read about it in Wikipedia. You will learn about the history of the entire area. The church is gorgeous but you need a guide for the complete backstory. one who will not omit the stories of the forced conversion of the natives to the Catholic church. No easy transportation unless you are driving. I suggest hiring a driver/certified guide.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 December 2023
  • adrenalinejunkie007
    Los Angeles, California57 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would've loved to see more
    Our visit was part of a tour around Guanajuato, and honestly didn't spend much time here. I would've loved to, though. The artwork around the church is very well-kept for it's age and environment, and just awesome to see. We only had a chance to visit around the entrance of the church right before the benches, but would definitely recommend a stop and more time if possible.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 January 2024
  • Gary G
    San Miguel de Allende, Mexico42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Put this on your To See list when visiting San Miguel del Allended
    There's a reason they call this the Sistine Chapel of Mexico and the history is as interesting as the paintings. It is still a place of worship for the Mexicans, many or whom travel to visit here. Sundays are especially crowded both at the Santurario and in the small village with vendor stands set up on both sides of the Main Street.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 January 2024
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Gary G
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
There's a reason they call this the Sistine Chapel of Mexico and the history is as interesting as the paintings. It is still a place of worship for the Mexicans, many or whom travel to visit here. Sundays are especially crowded both at the Santurario and in the small village with vendor stands set up on both sides of the Main Street.
Written 22 January 2024
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adrenalinejunkie007
Los Angeles, CA57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Our visit was part of a tour around Guanajuato, and honestly didn't spend much time here. I would've loved to, though. The artwork around the church is very well-kept for it's age and environment, and just awesome to see. We only had a chance to visit around the entrance of the church right before the benches, but would definitely recommend a stop and more time if possible.
Written 6 January 2024
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Angeline Williams
Boerne, TX8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Very historic place. The birthplace of Mexican independence, 1810. Be sure to hire a guide or read about it in Wikipedia. You will learn about the history of the entire area. The church is gorgeous but you need a guide for the complete backstory. one who will not omit the stories of the forced conversion of the natives to the Catholic church. No easy transportation unless you are driving. I suggest hiring a driver/certified guide.
Written 10 December 2023
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M. Kairey
Long Branch, NJ58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Quite unusual. The frescoes tell New testament stories beautifully. Quite unassuming from the outside and not grand but lovely
Written 9 May 2023
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mia
25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The paintings are intricate. Would say it's worth a visit if you're nearby. Though maybe not a destination in an of itself if you're not looking specifically to view a church.
Written 19 March 2023
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brad0260
Minneapolis87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This is a tiny town and off the beaten path--however, if you are anywhere in the vicinty, don't miss it! Absolutely beautiful--amazing ceiling artwork.
Written 15 March 2023
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Paul
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Today we visited the village of Atotonilco to see a parish church that is reputed to be the Sistine Chapel of Mexico and a designated World Heritage site. In Spanish, it is named Santuario de Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco, but is also known as Santuario de Dios y de la Patria. Having seen the original Sistine Chapel in Italy and the Sistine Chapel of Spain, Valencia, we had to complete the trifecta.
The church comes close to warranting its exalted reputation. The interiors of the main church and its side chapels have murals and oil paintings on the walls and ceilings and ornately decorated statuary positioned in small depressions in the walls. The altars were spectacular in their depiction of the major events in the life of Jesus, particularly the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. It was well worth the time to get there.
Written 18 February 2023
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Larry B
San Antonio, TX14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
On a group tour, we stopped here. Never heard of it before. Spectacular! Must see! A hidden gem! I've been to the Sistine Chapel and this place is a close second. Wish we could have spent more time there.
Written 18 February 2023
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BellBoys60625
Chicago, IL212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The ceiling artwork at this church is breathtaking as the way the art is incorporated into the architecture and support structure of the ceiling is magnificent!
Written 22 December 2022
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Timelessfun
Atascadero, CA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This is a must visit attraction not far out of San Miguel de Allende. Such a beautiful sanctuary with amazing history.
Don't pass on this attraction
Written 30 October 2022
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