Templo Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, Leon

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Admire the ornamental design and impressive scale of Templo Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, a Catholic cathedral. Construction began in 1921 and took some 91 years to complete--just in time for a visit from Pope Benedict XVI. Displaying a richly decorative Gothic Revival aesthetic, the large cathedral dominates the surrounding area, with the plaza at its front serving as a popular meeting place for locals and visitors. The interior features an atmospheric crypt with seven catacombs, and an impressive marble altar. Put Templo Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus at the forefront of your travel plans using our Leon trip itinerary builder.
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  • Marvellous place to visit if you visit Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. Visit the catacombs! Beautiful church!  more »
  • Awesome local feel. Visit the catacombs at the local sagrada ... starts after siesta (5pm) SaleRosa was our top restaurant! Simply awesome. Ask for Cesar - speaks English from Cardiff  more »
  • Beautiful church. The interior and exterior correspond to the same style of architecture. No expense spared in it's construction.
  • It was breath taking. Most definitely one of the most beautiful cathedrals I've ever been to. I would totally recommend to visit.

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