San Francisco--page 3 (of three pages)

Francisco Becerra; Josť Buitrago
begun 1574-79 with additions into the mid 18th century; an inscription in the sacristy reads 1631 and several sources say the tower was completed in 1672

Spacious interior with wide nave and no side aisles and decorative rib vaulting


The elegant apse with a painting of St. Francis receiving the stigmata


The vaulting;
looking back toward the entrance


Domed chapel, with the "Incorrupt Body of Sebastian of Aparicio" at the altar

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Work Cited:

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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