San Francisco Acatepec--page 3 (of four pages)

begun in 1650s and completed by 1750

A fire destroyed the church interior on December 31, 1939. Fortunately the interior had been photographed earlier (by Guillermo Kahlo, Frida Kahlo's father) so that reconstructions of the interior could accurately if less sumptuously copy the original. The interior is radiant with plasterwork and gilding.


In the altar area, a statue of St. Francis to whom the church is dedicated


A side chapel


Looking back down the nave to the entrance

The relatively small church has a single narrow nave and no side aisles.

A representation of the Annunciation in the vault


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