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La Santísima Trinidad Church, Mexico City

La Santísima Trinidad Church, Mexico City

Established in 1785, as the place of worship for an adjoining hospital, this building and parts of the hospital were declared a National Monument in 1931. The church is located in La Santisima Street, at the corner of Emiliano Zapata Street in the Historic Center of Mexico City.

The Santisima Trinidad church stands at the location of a small hermitage sponsored by a tailors guild affiliated to the Trinitarians in 1526. The guild joined another order called the brotherhood of St. Peter and formed a new organization called the Confraternity of the most Holy Trinity. The new order decided to establish a hospital for old and infirm priests. A new church was built at the location in 1755 and consecrated in 1783. Over the years the structure suffered damage because of the instability of the soil beneath and flooding. Reinforcements were periodically installed to stabilize the sinking building. The original church structure remains, but only a small part of the original hospital has survived.

The architectural style of the building shows influences of several well known Mexican architects of the time. The dome has Maltese crosses that symbolize the Trinitarian origins of the church. Another tribute paid to the Trinitarian brotherhood consisting of a guild formed by tailors is a relief portraying the Holy Trinity with God the Father dressed like the Pope.

Visitors are allowed to marvel at this splendid example of Spanish and indigenous architectural design every day between 9 am and 7 pm.

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Sight Name: La Santísima Trinidad Church
Sight Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Sight Type: Religious

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Souvenir Shopping

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Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles

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