Dome of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City

Mission San José

San Antonio, Texas

This Spanish Mission is known as the “Queen of the Missions”, and is the largest of the missions located in San Antonio, Texas.  It will turn 300 years in 2020!

White and Golden Church

Mexico.

Church Door

Convent and church of Carmen.

This door belongs to the Convent of the Immaculate Conception of the Discalced Carmelites, which was founded in 1698, in Toluca, State of Mexico.

This is my entry for Thurdays Doors, at Norm’s Blog.

Church Facade

Puebla, Mexico.

This is my entry for Thursday’s Doors, at Norm’s Blog.

Church Tower

Puebla, Mexico

Convent Cupola

Convent and Church of Carmen. Toluca, State of Mexico. Mexico

Templo de la Profesa

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I love the impressive detail of the carved stone at Templo de la Profesa. Amazing, isn’t it? Take a closer look:

Templo de la Profesa. Mexico City Downtown
Templo de la Profesa. Mexico City Downtown.

This Catholic church is commonly known as Templo de la Profesa, although its official name is Oratorio de San Felipe Neri (Oratory of Saint Philip Nery). It is a baroque style building (inside is neoclassic), designed and constructed by Pedro de Arrieta between 1714 and 1720, and financed by the Marquis de Villapuente de la Peña and his wife the Marchioness de las Torres de Rada.

It originally belonged to the Society of Jesus, and in those days it was named Templo de San José el Real, but in 1767 with the expulsion of that religious congregation from the Spanish domains, The Profesa Temple was given to the Congregation of the Oratory of Saint Philip Nery.

It was constructed with quarry and tezontle, this last is a volcanic stone of red color, porous and resistant, which was commonly used in the construction of various Colonial buildings located at Mexico City’s Downtown.

Inside there is a collection of paintings and figures that were made by renowned artists like Manuel Tolsá, Cristóbal de Villalpando, Juan Correa and Miguel Cabrera.

Location: Isabel La Católica 21, Colonia Centro (Mexico City Downtown)

Other photos of a building made with Tezontle:

Tezontle at a side entrance of Mexico City’s Metropolitan Cathedral

Cathedral of Mexico City Front view where you can see the red tezontle at some walls at right side.

 

CONCEPTIO TVA DEIGENITRIX

Metropolitan Cathedral. Mexico City Downtown.
Metropolitan Cathedral. Mexico City Downtown.

Cathedral of Mexico City: Front view

Cathedral of Mexico City

The Cathedral is located at the main square of Mexico City Downtown.

Its measures are 7,000 square meters of construction, 59 meters width, 128 meters length, 68 meters heigth.

It has 5 naves, 14 lateral chapels, a churrigueresque altar called Altar of the Kings, and two monumental organs.

The construction of the Cathedral started in 1571 and it was finished until 1813.

For a closer look to see the impressive carved stone work of the facade click on this link

For another photo of a carved lateral door click on this link