Church of San José--page 1 (of two pages)

the first church, 1595; the current church, 1628-1693 Diego de la Sierra Garcipérez

Traditional tiled front blocking modern street traffic

Located on a busy street and lacking a processional front plaza, this facade still is impressive. The columns, covered in yellow and blue and white tiles which are set on the diagonal in a zig zag pattern, contrast strikingly with the plain red brick front, with the brick laid in a herringbone pattern. The bell tower is set at the corner.

The inner columns have capitals with human figures in stucco, echoing the stucco statues which punctuate the facade--flanking the portal and above the choir window. See below.

The nave and view of the side of the bell tower


Cupola with dormer windows flanked by solomonic capitals

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Work Consulted:

Guía. Arquitectura representativa de la ciudad de Puebla. Puebla: Centro para la Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural Tangible e Intangible A. C., L'Anxaneta Ediciones, 2008.

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