Dome of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City

Palace of Iturbide Door

Door of the Palace of Iturbide. Mexico City downtown.
Door of the Palace of Iturbide. Mexico City downtown.
Mexico City downtown
Mexico City downtown
Mexico City downtown
Mexico City downtown
Mexico City downtown
Mexico City downtown
Palace of Iturbide. Mexico City dowtown.
Palace of Iturbide. Mexico City dowtown.

“Palacio de Iturbide” (Palace of Iturbide) was the only palatial residence that was built on four levels during the colonial times. It has a baroque style, and it was constructed with the traditional combination of quarry and red volcanic rock that characterize downtown buildings of that dates.

The work was commissioned to the architect Francisco Guerrero y Torres, who worked between 1779 and 1785.

It is considered a masterpiece of civil architecture of that period.

This is my entry for thrusday doors at Norm’s blog.

Convent of San Berbardino de Siena

Valladolid, Yucatan- Mexico
Valladolid, Yucatan- Mexico

The Convent of San Bernardino de Siena was founded in 1552, by the Franciscans, although the construction was finished until 1560

It was the starting point for the Franciscan apostolic activities for the conversion to Christianity of the Yucatec Mayan descendants.

Perspective View of a Yellow Church

Puebla, Mexico.
Puebla, Mexico.

Valle de Bravo Plaza

Valle de Bravo, Mexico
Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Valle the Bravo is a Mexican population of the State of Mexico, located 156 km southwest of Mexico City. It is known for its typical, traditional architecture of the colonial era and attracts many tourists. It is a place between mountains where several sports are practiced, like  mountain biking, cross country motorcycling, gliders, paragliders, hanglider and horseback riding, with magnificent landscapes. Also in the lake, fishing, sailing races and water skiing are practiced.

Yellow Church

Puebla-Mexico
Puebla de Zaragoza, State of Puebla-Mexico

The architecture of the City of Puebla includes various styles and techniques such as Baroque, Renaissance and classical architecture.

What impresses me about this City is that you can locate a church every few blocks. This is a photo of one of the almost innumerable churches. A colonial architecture building.

 

Valladolid Colorful Streets

Valladolid, Yucatán-Mexico
Valladolid, Yucatán-Mexico

Valladolid Downtown

Valladolid, Yucatan-Mexico
Valladolid, Yucatan-Mexico

Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

Mexico City Downtown
Mexico City Downtown

“Cathedrals impose a sense of confidence…by their harmony…the counterbalancing of masses that move…”

-Auguste Rodin

Puebla de los Angeles, Puebla- Mexico
Puebla de Los Angeles, Puebla- Mexico

The City of Puebla is also known as Puebla de Los Angeles (Puebla of The Angels) or Angelopolis because it is said that it was traced by the angels, though the real name is Puebla de Zaragoza. It is the capital city of the State of Puebla, which is located in a valley surrounded on all four sides by mountains and volcanoes. Due to its cultural and historical architecture, this City was chosen as World Heritage.  The architecture includes various styles and techniques such as Baroque, Renaissance and classical architecture, represented in over 5000 buildings. This makes it the 2nd City with the largest number of historic buildings and landmarks in Latin America only after Cuzco, Peru.