The Parroquia de San Francisco de Asís of Tepatitlan de Morelos !!

So another dandy from my vault, After writing many posts on Mexico and several on the town of Tepatitlan de Morelos in the State of Jalisco; I left this one out ! I just realise it and found me a couple pictures to show in my blog,therefore, here is my take on the Parroquia San Francisco de Asis Church ! Hope you enjoy it as I.

In the town of Tepatitlan de Morelos you have the wonderful monument of the Parish of San Francisco de Asís Church undoubtedly one of the most representative sites of Tepatitlán, both for its architecture and for its historical value. Indeed !

The Franciscan friars evangelized the land and built the first church, which they dedicated to San Francisco de Asís, and thus the town took the name of San Francisco de Tecpatitlán. The Neoclassical style temple with Baroque reminiscences, built between 1742 and 1775. It is the only farm in Tepatitlán that dates from the Viceroyalty and remains to this day, and is built with braza stone ,which a man can transport without the need for equipment, It boasts two towers of elegant slenderness with 63 meters in height. Its main façade is located at the crossing of the streets of Samartín and Jesús Reynoso ,and occupies the north side of the Plaza de Armas. Inside, the main altar is made of white Carrara marble with four sculptures of the same material. In a side chapel is the sculptural group of La Piedad, which, keeping the proper proportions, is not far from the perfection of “La Pietá” in the Vatican. During the Cristero War from 1926 to 1929, from its towers that were carpentered by bullets, the federals answered the granada fire of the cristeros that sprouted from the temple of San Antonio and from the dome of the Hospital de Jesús. It has a two-section cover in a curious architectural aggregate in the shape of a half hexagon.

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The main body of the parish of San Francisco, has a tower with two faces of Roman numerals, a clock measures the time of the locals since 1867, ln the interior of the main body is divided into five clauses with plateresque ornamentation and ribs in thevaults, the floor is made of mesquite staves and dates back to 1903, when the temple began to be renovated. The main altar with its cypress is made of white Carrara marble, adorned with statues of the four evangelists, also made of the same marble, the sculpture of Saint John the Evangelist stands out, carved with such perfection of the face, that it does not contradict the side of Michelangelo’s David, The pulpit, which is a combination of marbles, has three medallions in black marble with the images of as many Saints, hammered with such rare mastery, that they look like paintings, taking advantage of the natural veins of the noble material, The three domes deserve a separate line; one in the central nave and two in the transept or transverse nave that forms the arms of the Latin cross. Seen from the inside, the main dome rests on the four main arches, but the two lateral ones seem to “float” on the vaults, because they rise directly above them, in a true architectural display, despite their weight, which is estimated at around 30 tons. . In the lunettes of the arches of the transept, two murals have as their theme “the final judgment” and “the rebellion of the angels”, beautiful and exquisitely made paintings,At the foot of the latter there is a beautiful group of sculptures in wood, of “piedad”, worthy of appearing next to the best works of the great masters of the Renaissance.

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The Tepatitlan de Morelos tourist office on the church :

The Jalisco State government on Tepatitlan de Morelos:

There you go folks, another wonderful off the beaten path of Mexico, in the State of Jalisco and the city of Tepatitlan de Morelos ! Hope you enjoy the post on the Parroquia San Francisco de Asis and see my other posts on the city.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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