Cholula (21)


Source: Photograph by WTL© (2009) on site in Cholula, Puebla, México.
Image: The central nave inside the Capilla Real. The baroque high altar, with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe is featured in the altar tabernacle. Notice the Moorish style columns. This architectural style reminds one of Muslim mosques, especially those seen in Córdoba and Toledo, Spain.
Comments: For a view of the interior of this 18th century addition to the Royal Chapel (Capilla Real), see: => Cholula 21a.
Humanities Question
: Since the Capilla Real was built specifically with Indian (indigenous) converts to Christianity, what is the possible relationship to the conversion of former Muslim mosques to Christian churches in Spain and the construction of a mosque-like chapel for Indian converts?