Actopan, Hidalgo, San Nicolás de Tolentino

Actopan, Hidalgo, San Nicolás de Tolentino - The Sixteenth Century: Age of the Convento
A massive convento 36 kilometers outside of Hidalgo’s capital of Pachuca, San Nicolás de Tolentio represents the pinnacle of Augustinian grandeur in 16th century New Spain. Built in the 1550s under the plans and guidance of friar Andrés de Mata, its masterful façade portal perspective, gargantuan bell tower (Moorish in style), perfectly configured cloister arches, beautifully preserved cloister murals, and magnificent open-air chapel whose vault is unsurpassed in width by any other capilla abierta in Mexico, make the Actopan church a priceless jewel of colonial architecture.

Actopan, Hidalgo, San Nicolás de Tolentino, atrium


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Actopan, Hidalgo, San Nicolás de Tolentino, atrium
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Actopan, Hidalgo, San Nicolás de Tolentino, cloister
Actopan, Hidalgo, San Nicolás de Tolentino, cloister
Actopan, Hidalgo, San Nicolás de Tolentino, convent
Actopan, Hidalgo, San Nicolás de Tolentino, convent

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Photo comment By Mayra Magali Hernandez: deseo saber cobre el monasterio

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