The Church of San Francisco Acatepec

The Church of San Francisco Acatepec
The Church of San Francisco Acatepec

This is a photo from my September, 2013 visit to Puebla. The church of San Francisco Acatepec was one of the most beautiful structures I saw. It’s located a few miles south of Cholula, and was easily reached by cab. The photo was processed using a high definition filter.

It was a partly cloudy day, a few rays of sun were striking the church. A brass band comprised of high school age children were sitting out front. The exterior facade is completely covered in Talavera tile, and the effect is stunning. Mexican art historian Don Manuel Toussaint calls it a “porcelain temple.” It was begun in the 1650s, and finished around 1750. I hope you enjoy this photo.

A few more photos of the church, including some alternate exterior views, some interior views, and a few closeups of details on the exterior such as the statuary and tile.

The Church of San Francisco Acatepec
The Church of San Francisco Acatepec
The Church of San Francisco Acatepec
The Church of San Francisco Acatepec
Detail of The Church of San Francisco Acatepec
Detail of The Church of San Francisco Acatepec
Detail of The Church of San Francisco Acatepec
Detail of The Church of San Francisco Acatepec
Interior of the Church of San Francisco Acatepec
Interior of the Church of San Francisco Acatepec
Interior of the Church of San Francisco Acatepec
Interior of the Church of San Francisco Acatepec
Interior of the Church of San Francisco Acatepec
Interior of the Church of San Francisco Acatepec
Detail of The Church of San Francisco Acatepec
Detail of The Church of San Francisco Acatepec
Detail of The Church of San Francisco Acatepec
Detail of The Church of San Francisco Acatepec

 

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