Tonantzintla



NileGuide Expert Says:

If you don't have enough time to spend in Cholula, Tonantzintla is where you should go.

Address:

Avenida Reforma Norte n/n
Cholula, Mexico

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

This may be the one of the most magic places you'll ever visit.
This church was made by indigenous hands trying to copy the Capilla del Rosario in Puebla during the XVII century.
The outside is austere, yet beautiful, the facade is made of bricks with two indigenous looking figures of saints. But the interior is amazing. It's a multicolor explosion of figures, dark skinned faces, local fruits and flowers made out of plaster. The feeling of walking inside this small church is indescribable, this is the true synthesis of the indigenous and the Spanish culture in Mexico.
It's open Mon-Sat from 10am to 4pm (closed from 12-2pm).
If there's a mass on, you'll have to wait a little to go inside.
No photographs allowed.
The touristic tram of Cholula can take you there, since it's not on either Cholula's downtown.

Photo:


Vica Amuchastegui


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