Cholula (7)


Source: Photograph by WTL© (2009) on site in Cholula, Puebla, México.
Image: Façade of the Catholic Basilica at the top of remains of the Great Pyramid of Cholula.
Comments: This façade, like so many Catholic church buildings in the colonial period, is a combination of several styles: Renaissance fortress church, baroque, Renaissance, and neoclassical. The bronze letters on the sign at the lower left of the photo appear as follows:


Humanities Topic: Compare and contrast this church building in terms of architectural style with the church we've seen (a) in Mérida, (b) in downtown Cholula, (c) in Cuernavaca, (d) in Santo Domingo, and (e) in Antigua.