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1.11.2019

Tepotzotan

I took a stroll around this lovely town. 


This statue of Christ is not in its final resting place. I believe that it will be installed upright in the near future.



Great lunch at the central market.


Tacos Longaniza were great.


In the 1580s the Jesuits started construction on the Church of San Francisco and the attached schools for teaching indigenous languages to Jesuit evangelists, a school for Indian boys and the College of San Francisco. Today the church and education complex are all part of the World Heritage Virreinato National Museum.  Though all signs were Spanish, I did enjoy the beautiful objects. 

Pre-spanish


The Spanish invasion begins





The Church of San Francisco in now part of the museum. The alters are carved wood overplayed with 23.5 karat gold leaf. This is the most extravagant church I have visited. 




Pablo III concede a ignacio la bula aprobatoria de la compañía de Jesus
Paul III Grant to Ignacio the approving bull the company of Jesus



Vision of Santo Domingo de Guzman





Stunning stone floors worn smooth over the centuries 


Serene inner courtyard.


This is a huge museum and well worth a look.

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