January 2016 - San Miguel de Allende Mexico
The Iglesia San Rafael or Santa Escuela de Cristo Church is right next to the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel which I featured here. It hadn't been open when we last stopped by.
The Church San Rafael, Also know as the Holy School of Christ, founded by Father Luis Felipe Neri de Alfaro in 1742, was built in the 18th century. The facade of this church is divided in two parts. The first part has semicircle arches, Pilasters with floral motifs and cushioned frieze. The second part contains a coral window framed by an ogival arch of rose quarry. The interesting architectural component is the bell That is in imitation Moorish style.
I had to research the name and I was sure it was going to be something to do with the Crucifix as there were so many featured.
You would think after all the churches we have visited that we wouldn't be surprised but they always end up being unique. I found this one bordered on the theatrical.
A very pink angel in a side chapel.
It's the side chapel that really catches my interest... rather intimate!ReplyDelete
it is a great churchReplyDelete
Jackie, you sure found some huge churches on you holiday.ReplyDelete
Great report and very nice images.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
Graciel·la Vidal from AM3
love that fencing at the front. gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous!! ( :ReplyDelete
Stunning looking interior, the statues are so lifelikeReplyDelete