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Iglesia de San Bernardo, Mexico City

Iglesia de San Bernardo - Mexico City, Mexico
Iglesia de San Bernardo
Venustiano Carranza esqina 20 de Noviembre, Mexico City, Mexico 06010Map
+52 5 5525 9380 (Información Turisticos)
Neighborhood: Downtown

This Baroque construction, dating back to 1670, has been affected in the conflict between the conservation of important public works of art and the city's need to expand. Originally, the church had a double facade parallel to the street, as was traditional in old-fashioned convents and used to face what is now Avenida 20 de noviembre. However, when the road in front was widened, one section had to be taken down and re-built onto the side of the building. The church has plateresque decoration (a sixteenth century Spanish architectural style) with a sculpture of Our Lady of Guadeloupe carved out of tecali marble.

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