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Tepotzotlan - Church Interior


The town of Tepotzotlan is 45 kilometers north of Mexico City in the Estado de Mexíco. Located on the town's large central plaza, the former noviate school and adjoining Jesuit church of San Francisco Javier now make up and house the Museo Nacional del Virreinato.

In 2002, Mexico's Secretariat of Tourism added Tepotzotlan to the list of Pueblos Mágicos (magical towns).

Interior of the Church of San Francisco Javier

The Mexican Churrigueresque reach its peak with the retablos that dominate the interior at Tepotzotlan. Miguel Cabrera (1688-1756) created paintings and designed the retablos built by Higinio de Chavez. The octogonal Camarín is perhaps the most interesting room in Mexico.

If you are not familar with the architectual terms shown in gray type, click the word to link to an explanation.

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