Iglesia de Tonantzintla, Puebla

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Admire 16th-century architecture at Iglesia de Tonantzintla, which was constructed over four centuries. The religious structure serves as the main temple of the town of Puebla, and was constructed in four phases, which lasted from the 16th to the 19th century. This included setting the basis for the structure, adding the tower, dome, transept, and altar piece, constructing a new facade, and finally adding the final decorative touches. Inside, find a towering nave where natural light fills the room through glass windows. The interior features touches of baroque new Spain style, including indigenous motifs, such as an angel wearing a feathered headdress. You can plan Puebla trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • This is an amazing multigenerational accumulation of religious folk art and well worth seeing. No inside pictures allowed but there is an interesting CD (in Spanish) sold at the door which we bought a...  more »
  • This is one of those unexpected visits that almost becomes the protagonist of the trip, this place worth a visit Cholula. A church in its facade, but very beautiful, but when you walk you run out of breath, has thousands of faces carved on its walls and ceilings of angels and saints. Hidden among all the ornamentation created by Indians who built the temple to their pre-Columbian deities perfectly disguised among the Catholic images. It is one of the churches most shocking has ever known, never cease to take pictures of the inside, something had to be wrong so much beauty.
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  • Architecture and very impressive Mexican baroque design that this church has too much history and is, in fact, a historic monument that is worth visiting.
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Puebla's immaculately preserved historical center contains the majority of accommodations in the city, with visitors understandably wanting to stay as close as possible to the many architectural highlights on display. Head to Avenida Reforma for a great selection of boutique hotels housed in historical buildings, with plenty of budget guesthouses and hostels nestled in the surrounding streets. The neighborhood of Amor, slightly northwest of the center, offers a taste of modern Puebla with a range of business hotels.
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