Photographer's Note

This religious complex is one of the leading examples of the Plateresque style in America. Its construction began in 1524, with a small Franciscan church built under the direction of Fray Andrés de Olmos. Some years later the Franciscans were replaced by the Augustinians in the evangelization of the region, therefore these who had much more economic and political resources began, in 1539, the construction of a convent and a much more sumptuous church. The works concluded in 1560.

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Additional Photos by Pedro Montes (Periko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 803 W: 132 N: 1392] (9107)
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