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#29 Domes, facades and altarpieces in Puebla. The spirit of the city

Puebla forge his own style. Talavera, alabaster, plaster and quarry. Spirituality and symbolism.

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Bishop Juan de Palafox was responsible for Puebla is today as is. His influence extends beyond those gems that are the imposing Cathedral, , the magnificent  Palafoxiana Library or the old palace of the Archbishop.. The spirit of the city novohispana permeates every dome, each facade, each temple. A city built on a vision: large, influential, mystical and uniquely beautiful. Are the people who define the cities, or are the cities that give character to its inhabitants?

To Puebla is building by architects looking old Europe and locally inspired. In Puebla many walls are brick and Talavera as San Marcos, , the magnificent House of Dolls, the Temple of San Francisco or the whimsical Weakling House, ,where the Regional Museum opens a window into the daily life of yesteryear. The domes are also of tile in the  Cathedral,

in La Soledad, in El Carmen... To the heights watch towers of the Cathedral  and imposing Temple of Compañía de Jesús.

Breaking the mold, the Palafox Library was born opened to the public. Today, both the library and its collection -42 000 volumes, including nine incunabula and very ancient books are part of the legacy of Mexicans. The great colonial Puebla is expressed in the details: the delicate alabaster carvings Altar of the Kings of the Cathedral Pulpit of Solitude, and the extraordinary altarpieces harboring these temples. But if there is a place where the novohispano genius at its finest is the  Temple of Santo Domingo and its extraordinary Rosary Chapel. Here spirituality with the love of beauty, the essence of combine identity of Puebla.

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Best photos:The facades of the Temple of the Company, the Weakling Housee and the House of . The Cathedral and its towers of 74 m, the highest in Mexico.

Te sorprenderá: Los nueve libros de Historia, de Herodoto (1473), es el volumen más antiguo que se conserva en la Biblioteca Palafoxiana.

Do not miss ... ... the extraordinary and exuberant decoration of the Rosary Chapel.

Made in Puebla: : The alabaster of Tecali was used on the altar of the Cathedral and the Soledad, , and the facade of the Church of Our Lady of Bethlehem.

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#29 Cúpulas, fachadas y retablos en Puebla. El espíritu de la ciudad

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