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#33 Altars, onyx and footprint of Hernan Cortes

Spectacular altarpieces. The home of Hernán Cortés. A mammoth. El Niño Doctor (The Doctor Child). Arcos al viento (bows to the wind). Corral of comedies. Magic translucent onyx.

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1 Acatzingo is a small town that holds a great jewel. In the beautiful and typically of Puebla Parish of San Juan Evangelista you will find wood, onyx and Talavera. Within three extraordinary altarpieces await you in Capilla de la Virgen de los Dolores (the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows) and the chapel of the Virgin of Solitude. In front of the portals of XVI century of the Ex-convento de San Juan Evangelista is located.

2 Continue to Tepeaca. The Ex-convento of San Francisco de Asís is a real fortress. Look at the passage of the single door round about. In the main square you will see the Parish of San Francisco, inside which one worships the Holy Child Jesus Doctor of the Sick, highly revered. Tepeaca was a strategic point of Camino Real. Here lived Hernan Cortes, and a tower known as  El Rollo was monitoring location and pillory.

 

3 The next stop is Tecali Herrera, onyx city where you will find shops and stores. In the main garden photogenic ruins of the former  Convent of Santiago of Tecali (s. XVI) rise. In the Temple dedicated to the same saint you will find the original altarpiece of the convent. Opposite the former convent, an unexpected discovery: an ancient  Corral of comedy that is still in use.

4 Finale of this tour is undoubtedly the stunning  Ex-convento of Saint John the Baptist in Cuauhtinchán, a town steeped in history. Its spectacular altarpiece, 1570, is the oldest of Mexico. In The cloister, around the fountain dominated by the pelican symbol of unconditional love, the small museum is worth seeing.There are even remains of mammoth!

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Best photos: The Ex-convent of Tecali is a classic photo. The magnificent altarpiece Cuauhtinchan (no flash).

You will be surprised: If you woke  Tecali ruins of curiosity, visit the temple of Ex-convento de Zacatlán was to find out how Tecali.

Made in Puebla: decorative objects, furniture and onyx lamps..

Mark on your calendar: {zooitem: 1700 text: Feast of the Santo Niño Doctor (Holy Doctor child)} in Tepeaca, April 30.  Onyx Fair in Tecali, late August.

 
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#33 Retablos, ónix y la huella de Hernán Cortés

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Valle Serdán

Acatzingo de Hidalgo

Acatzingo de Hidalgo

Angelópolis

Cuautinchan

Cuautinchán

Angelópolis

Tecali de Herrera

Tecali de Herrera

Angelópolis

Tepeaca

Tepeaca

Houses and Palaces

Casa de Cortés

Tepeaca

Casa de Cortés

Public areas of interest

Corral de comedias

Tecali de Herrera

Corral de comedias

Temples and ex-convents

Ex-convento de San Francisco de Asís

Tepeaca

Ex-convento de San Francisco de Asís

Temples and ex-convents

Ex-convento de San Juan Bautista y Museo de arte religioso

Cuautinchán

Ex-convento de San Juan Bautista y Museo de arte religioso

Temples and ex-convents

Ex-convento de San Juan Evangelista

Acatzingo de Hidalgo

Ex-convento de San Juan Evangelista

Temples and ex-convents

Ex-convento de Santiago de Tecali

Tecali de Herrera

Ex-convento de Santiago de Tecali

Temples and ex-convents

Ex-convento Franciscano de Zacatlán

Zacatlán

Ex-convento Franciscano de Zacatlán

Temples and ex-convents

Parroquia de San Francisco (Santo Niño Doctor)

Tepeaca

Parroquia de San Francisco (Santo Niño Doctor)

Temples and ex-convents

Parroquia de San Juan Evangelista

Acatzingo de Hidalgo

Parroquia de San Juan Evangelista

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Torre El Rollo

Tepeaca

Torre El Rollo

Crafts

Ónix Flores Navarro Tecali

Tecali de Herrera

Ónix Flores Navarro Tecali

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Tecali de Herrera

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