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Church of Santa Maria

Avenue Reforma Norte, Santa Maria Tonantzintla, Mexico
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Artwork shows indigenous people.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
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  • Terrible3%
Feb 24, 2018
“Great old church very different looking than most of the others we saw that day”
Apr 8, 2017
“Go at your own risk”
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Avenue Reforma Norte, Santa Maria Tonantzintla, Mexico
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Great old church very different looking than most of the others we saw that day. Its façade was made from Talavera tiles. We arrived there late in the day and had to walk quite a ways as the streets were all tore up due to...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2017

No website, so no way to know if it will be closed when you get there, like it was for us. They actually shut the door right in my face, very rude.

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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

It was nice to see some photos of the interior on this site. Because no photos are allowed now inside. The detail is incredible of all the characters. The outside is simple but lovely. What I would expect from a church named after Mary. I...More

Thank MsCathleen
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Reviewed March 13, 2016

XVIth century church decorated in gold and colors with sculptures of angels and flowers where you see the hand of Indian craftsmen, the most charming and amazing church interior I have seen ... and I have seen many!

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Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

this church is magical!!! its baroque architecture is one of a kind because it was made with mexican indigenas motifs, you can not stop looking around to contemplate all its magnificence!!! its a must!!! it is located in san andres cholula, totally recomend it!!!

Thank marinalebo
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Reviewed January 11, 2016

Stopped there on our way to the Cholula architectural zone with Touribus tour (double decker bus) out of Puebla. Stunning architecture with unbelievable interior.

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Reviewed November 19, 2015

Saturday November 7, 2015 Woke up.... nothing to do.... so do something.... and what suggested itself was embroidery. In Puebla I visited the Esquina Museum-Store and noticed lampshades hanging from the ceiling, covering the lighting, embroidered with colorful animals, fish and birds. Light accented the...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2015

WOW the Church of Santa Maria is something to see, visited a while back. As you walk in you will be stunned with the way the ceilings and walls are covered with sculptures of birds, fruit flowers and faces. It is decorated in Indigenous Baroque.

Thank MBB1952
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

Tonantzintla is a unique church in the world. Built in the XVI century this church reflects the Paradise vision of the native prehispanic mexicans. It has a very elaborated work made by native workers, the altar represents the Tláloc heaven and has dozens of different...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2015

It is the most amazing piece of Mexican Barroque Decoration I have ever seen. It is really breath taking

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