Tuesday, May 06, 2014

San Miguel: The Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel

Photo taken sitting on a bench in the Jardin, framed by laurel trees.

Yesterday I talked about the Jardin, and what would the Jardin be without its cornerstone—the Parroquia. Even though it looks like a catherdral, it isn't. It's just a parish church. The original church was built in the 17th century with a baroque façadae and three tall towers. In the 19th century, Mexican architect Zeferino Gutiérrez drastically changed the façade to that you see today. It's rumored that he based his design on postcards of European catherdrals. 

From a distance it looks like a totallly pink confection, but up close you can see the mixture of pink and gray stones. It has many facets.

Here is peek inside:

And straight up while standing in front of it:

From the side:

The bells that can be heard all over town. They startled us awake many a morning and rang throughout the day although we could never figure out just why.

From a distance:

At night:

No matter how you look at it, it's a beautiful sight.


Welcome, I'm Lynne. You know me better as a 'new' Jersey Girl. But now I've moved once again, this time to North Carolina. Here I write about my thoughts, good food, and of course, dogs.

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