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Old August 24th, 2017, 04:27 PM   #2081
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Old September 7th, 2017, 10:38 AM   #2082
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Old September 7th, 2017, 09:06 PM   #2083
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Catedral de Morelia

The Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord of Morelia, simplified as Morelia's Cathedral (Catedral de Morelia), is home to the Archdiocese of Morelia, capital city of the state of Michoacan (central Mexico). It is located in front of the Fco I. Madero avenue, the main artery of the city's Historic District.

It was built in the eighteenth century, during the time of the viceroyalty, in baroque style and made of pink quarry that gives the building a peculiar color, very characteristic to the city. In its interior predominates, as basis for the ornamentation, the Doric order with neoclassical altarpieces. Its construction began in 1660 and concluded in 1744. Among the treasures within its walls are 18th century baroque silver pieces; a neoclassical silver baptismal font, also from the 18th century; the Monumental Organ, from the early 20th century consisting of 4600 flutes; a 16th century image of the Lord of the Sacristy, made in a pre-Hispanic technique called "cane paste", as well as valuable paintings located in the sacristy and the chapter hall.



Some (somewhat) curious facts:

• According to art critic and historian Silvester Baxter, Morelia's is the most beautiful of all Mexican cathedrals.

• The cathedral is the most emblematic and representative building of Morelia given its height, since its twin high towers can be seen all over the city's valley. Due to its height, the towers (66.8 m) are Mexico's seventh tallest.

• Its monumental organ, of German origin built during the early 20th century, was once considered the largest in Latin America and is currently considered one of the most important in Mexico.

• The cathedral is dedicated to the Transfiguration and it houses two highly revered images: the Sacred Heart of Jesus which is the patron saint of the city, and the Lord of the Sacristy, a very old Christ elaborated in cane paste, which is often visited and loved by the parishioners.


Architectural facts:

Main facade: Tripartite; is composed of three bodies (horizontal levels each defined by a cornice) corresponding to the Spanish baroque style, facing the city's main avenue instead of the main square, as customary in most Hispanic colonial cities. The cover is decorated with sculptures and bas-reliefs that refer to the Resurrection, the Adoration of the Shepherds, as well as the Adoration of the Magi. There are also statues of St Peter, St Paul, St John the baptist, Michael the archangel, St Agueda and St Rosa of Lima.
Towers: Two twin towers divided in three bodies each and 62 m (216.5 ft) high (66.8 should the top crosses be considered), which gives the building a rather imposing appearance, but not without grace and balance. One of the towers has an iron cross, symbolizing the divine nature of Jesus, while the other tower has a stone cross, representing His human nature.
Orientation: South to North.
Materials: Pink Quarry, Brick, Bronze, Wood, Tiles and Marble.
Bells: 30 bronze bells.
Cupola: round-base cupola covered in blue tiles.
Main architectural styles: Spanish-colonial baroque, doric and neoclassical.



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Morelia. by Suil Torres, en Flickr


Catredral, Morelia. by Suil Torres, en Flickr


Morelia. by Suil Torres, en Flickr


Morelia. by Carmen Bernés, en Flickr


Catedral de Morelia by birdtracks, en Flickr

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Old September 11th, 2017, 12:46 PM   #2084
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Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

The Sagrada Família, Temple Expiatori of the Sagrada Família of its full name in Catalan, or Templo Expiatorio of the Sagrada Familia in Spanish is a basilica of Barcelona whose construction began in From 1882 onwards.
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Old September 19th, 2017, 02:55 PM   #2085
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Holy Lavra of Saint Sabbas the Sanctified (known in Arabic as Deir Mar Saba),
Kidron Valley, Bethlehem, West Bank - founded 483 AD




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Holy Lavra of Saint Sabbas the Sanctified (known in Arabic as Deir Mar Saba),
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Holy Lavra of Saint Sabbas the Sanctified (known in Arabic as Deir Mar Saba),
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Old October 11th, 2017, 03:22 AM   #2094
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Catedral de Puebla

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Puebla, simply referred to as Catedral de Puebla, is a colonial cathedral, seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Puebla de los Angeles, capital and largest city of the state of Puebla, and one of the five most important Spanish-colonial cities in Mexico.

The current Herrerian-style cathedral was built between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and replaced the former that existed in what is now the atrium.

Construction began in 1575, under the direction of architect Francisco Becerra and Juan de Cigorondo. In 1624 construction was interrupted in full until the arrival of the bishop Juan de Palafox and Mendoza in July of 1640 who resumed the works with determined enthusiasm. 74 years passed from the beginning of its construction to its consecration in 1649; these setbacks allowed modifications to the original design. The new reforms allowed for a higher elevation of the central nave above the lateral aisles allowing the passage of natural light and giving it an aspect of a pyramidal structure. It was consecrated by the bishop Juan de Palafox and Mendoza the 18 of April of 1649 without having been completely finished.

The cathedral is considered to be one of the most important expositions of the Mexican Colonial Baroque, both for the building itself as for the treasures it houses within. Over the centuries, it has been enriched by works of art, sculptures, goldsmithery and carpentry of great artistic quality, as well as its decorations, the large wooden carved doors, glasswork and treasures of the sacristy that shelter the rich priestly ornaments embroidered with gold and silver threads, sacred vessels, chalices, cups, reliquaries and gold-plated crosses encrusted with jewels and diamonds. Its historical archive holds documents dating from the founding of the city, many waiting to be classified.



Architectural facts:

The ground where the cathedral or basilica plant is built comprises the same as any block in the city: 120 meters long by 80 meters wide. The cathedral measures 97.67 meters long by 51 meters wide, is traced in Greek cross and is placed in the same cardinal position as the one of San Pedro in Rome, to the east the altar of the Kings, to the west the main entrance called pardon or papal, to the north the royal portal, and to the south a simple portal without ornament.


Main facade: The front facade is built out of a black limestone, and has two twin towers, the tallest in Mexico, one of which has no bells. Legend says an underground river runs under that tower and if bells were placed in, the tower would collapse.
Towers: The north tower, the only one that has bells, also called "old tower" was finished in 1678 during the reign of Carlos II of Spain, without cost of lives and in charge of the great master Carlos Garci'a Durango, according to the recorded inscription in the wall inside the first body of the tower. The south tower was built later in 1731 and premiered on September 29, 1768 during the episcopal government of Francisco Fabian and Fuero. Both are 70 meters high, being in its time the highest of the American colonies.

The two towers at the front of the temple are equal and square, the cubes of which rise at the height of the main facade, topped by a cornice, above it rises the first body which is of Dorian order with three pilasters on each front and two arches for bells, one in each intercolumnio: these pilasters have their pedestals and receive the corresponding cornice, highlighting the arquitrabe and frisorrosetas carved in the projection of the cornice, in the friso there are triglyphs that lack metopes. The arches are of double proportion with their impositions, jambs and girdles that the guarnesen, breaking these on the pedestal and secured with balustrades of stonework, being all of this first eight body, the space that exists between these and the cornice, is divided by a girdle, the rest being cushioned.
Orientation: East to West.
Materials: Black Quarry, Brick, Bronze, Wood, Tiles and Marble.
Bells: 10 bronze bells. The Old Tower, the only one with bells, has a total of ten: eight shears or smaller bells, one bell for the clock, and a major bell called "Campana María" with a registered weight of 8 tons 572 kilos and 572 grams.
Domes: The main dome, rising over the crossing has an octagonal shape with three ionic pilasters in each of its angles. The outer surface is covered with green and yellow terracota tiles.

The dome of the Chapel of the Kings is of smaller size, its shell has four windows and other so many ladders, between each top with a statuette of San José. This dome shines brightly at night when the church is lit.
Main architectural styles: Spanish-colonial baroque, highly influenced by the Neoclassical and Corinthian styles.



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