Sagrario Metropolitano, Mexico City

Sagrario Metropolitano, Mexico City

The Sagrario Metropolitan stands next to the larger Metropolitan Cathedral flanking the Zocalo in Mexico City. The church is one of the most visited in the city because it is considered a masterpiece of Churrigueresque Baroque architecture in Latin America. The building has been declared a UNESCO landmark.

The Sagrario Metropolitan is located on the east side of the Metropolitan Cathedral and was built in the 18th century to keep the archives and vestments of the archbishop. Today it has become the main parish church of Mexico City. The building was designed by architect Lorenzo Rodriguez and consecrated in 1768. Its facade has geometric designs in the form of pilasters. The altarpiece pattern in the facade has a unique resemblance to the design of the main altarpiece inside the church. The exterior and interior altarpieces also resemble the Kings Altar located inside the neighboring cathedral. The high altar was crafted by Pedro Patino Ixtolinque, an indigenous student of Manuel Tolsa, the well known sculptor and architect. It has 12 stained glass windows in the neoclassical architectural style. The altar is not made of wood or gold like those in other churches, but of stone surrounded by Tenzontle walls, which is the distinguishing feature of this church.

The Sagrario Metrolpolitan stands on a drained lake and its foundations are slowly sinking because of the instability of the soil beneath. Efforts are underway to stabilize the building and other nearby structures.
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Sight Name: Sagrario Metropolitano
Sight Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Sight Type: Religious
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