Templo El Carmen


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Published: October 2nd 2014
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The Carmelite order was established here in 1614. Expansion of the church began in 1685 & was completed in 1756.


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ExteriorExterior
Exterior

in swapped RGB channels. Located on Juárez & Morelos, the church is famous for the many pigeons that flock to the square in front of the church.
Side viewSide view
Side view

The church Is dedicated to the Virgin of Carmen.
View from the back of the church.View from the back of the church.
View from the back of the church.

El Carmen is one of the first churches in the city & one of the largest.



This may have been the convent?
InteriorInterior
Interior

The attractive dome.
Main altarMain altar
Main altar

in swapped RGB channels.


The main altar features a statue of Our Lady of Carmen holding the Infant of Prague.


Large painting of St. Teresa of Avila on right side of main altar.








Gifts for the Infant of Prague?




View to the choir loft


Stained glass window


3rd October 2014

Very nice, Rainy.
The church doesn't look like much from the outside, but your extensive coverage show that they have certainly preserved it well inside. It's good to see that it hasn't been desecrated or downgraded from its original purpose during the Revolution.
6th October 2014

Another impressive house of worship
Thanks for sharing.

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