MISIONES EN SIERRA GORDA
MISIONES EN SIERRA GORDA

Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve

Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

Northern Mexico

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Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve

Monasterios de Morelos

Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

Northern Mexico

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A UNESCO World Heritage site since 2003.

Multiple locations:

  • Misión de Santiago de Jalpan (Mission of Santiago de Jalpan)

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  • Misión de Santa María del Agua de Landa (Mission of Santa María del Agua de Landa)

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  • Misión San Francisco del Valle de Tilaco (Mission San Francisco del Valle de Tilaco)

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  • Misión de Nuestra Señora de la Luz de Tancoyol (Mission of Our Lady of Light of Tancoyol)

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  • Misión de Concá (Mission of Concá)

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The five Franciscan missions of Sierra Gorda were built in the mid-18th, during the last phase of the evangelization of the interior of Mexico and are nestled in the middle of the Sierra Gorda in the northern part of the state of Querétaro.

The missions built by Father Junípero Serra across the Sierra Gorda are considered gems of Mexican religious architecture. The richly decorated church façades are of special interest as they represent an example of the joint creative efforts of the missionaries and the Indios. The missions are a couple of hours by car away from the city, and have been beautifully preserved, still serving as churches for local residents.

The Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Queretaro

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