Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Popocatepetl Monasteries


Fifteen colonial monasteries in the central Mexican states of Morelos, Puebla, and Tlaxcala are located on slopes south and east of the Popocatépetl volcano. Built in the 16th-century by Augustinians, Franciscans, and Dominicans to evangelize the area, almost all feature a very large atrium--actually a chapel for outdoor services for the natives--in front of the church.

(Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons; CTTO)

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