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Temple of San Francisco and the Catedral de Celaya del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús

Celaya

Since its foundation, Celaya, Guanajuato, has been linked to religious temples. So, it's not surprising that some of them catch your attention. Without any doubt, the Templo de San Francisco (Temple of San Francisco) and the Catedral de Celaya del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús (Cathedral of Celaya of Jesus Sacred Heart) are two must-sees on your way through the city.

Both located in Francisco I. Madero street, historic center, we recommend you to go first to the Templo de San Francisco, one of the biggest in country. It exudes elegance both altars and portico, which neoclassical influence came from the creative mind of the Celayan architect Francisco Eduardo Tresguerras.

The church’s Plateresque style facade, shielded by two gargoyles, was completed in 1728. You can see the typical 17th century baroque style in interiors.

You can continue your tour aside, at the 19th-century orange-tunes-facade Catedral de Celaya del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús. It has three naves that house five altarpieces and several altars dedicated to Santa Margarita, Our Lady of Guadalupe, The Holy Trinity and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to name a few.

The site houses the Immaculate Conception image brought from Spain and donated in 1577 by the city founders, Don Martín Ortega and his wife María Magdalena de la Cruz.
Since its foundation, Celaya, Guanajuato, has been linked to religious temples. So, it's not surprising that some of them catch your attention. Without any doubt, the Templo de San Francisco (Temple of San Francisco) and the Catedral de Celaya del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús (Cathedral of Celaya of Jesus Sacred Heart) are two must-sees on your way through the city.

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Both located in Francisco I. Madero street, historic center, we recommend you to go first to the Templo de San Francisco, one of the biggest in country. It exudes elegance both altars and portico, which neoclassical influence came from the creative mind of the Celayan architect Francisco Eduardo Tresguerras.

The church’s Plateresque style facade, shielded by two gargoyles, was completed in 1728. You can see the typical 17th century baroque style in interiors.

You can continue your tour aside, at the 19th-century orange-tunes-facade Catedral de Celaya del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús. It has three naves that house five altarpieces and several altars dedicated to Santa Margarita, Our Lady of Guadalupe, The Holy Trinity and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to name a few.

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