Spectacular use of "azulejos," glazed and colored earthenware tiles
Main portal with Moorish-inspired decoration
|Many of the tile designs are floral, although two animals are used, the heron and the lamb, important Christian symbols. The sacrificial lamb is common in Christian art and medieval bestiaries claimed that the heron could shed tears, thus it too was associated with Christ's suffering.|
Bottom register with lamb and heron motifs
The ceremonial entrance to the church precinct seen from withinWalls around the church and decorative gateways are common in Mexico as a way of defining and delineating sacred space.
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