January 2016 - Guadalajara Mexico
Guadalajara is a Disney World for church lovers. Last Monday we visited not one but at least TEN 10 DIEZ X churches if not a couple more, my addled brain has lost count. John is a
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To begin, I am showing you the one we considered our favourite, so far, Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento.
The church is of neo-Gothic style and is considered the greatest work of its kind in Mexico. Its construction began on August 15, 1897 and ended 75 years later in 1972.
The idea of building a temple dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament in the city of Guadalajara began in the late 19th century, when a congregation of Catholics formed a committee to make this temple. So the archbishop of the city, Pedro Loza y Pardavé, together with the commission organized a competition among some architects and engineers to select the project of the temple.
There is an interesting detail on the campanile which consists of miniature statues of the 12 apostles which rotate in and out of the tower whenever a musical piece is played. It played on the hour when we were there.