Basilica of San Antonio de Padua

Basilica of San Antonio de Padua


Izamal, Mexico (MX)
The Basilica was built on the base of the largest of four main pyramids, a temple known as P'ap'hol-chaak, the home of Chaac. Friar Diego de Landa wrote that he was urged with great insistence by the Maya rulers to build a monastery amid the old shrines. He continues: "There is here in Izamal one building among the others, of such height and beauty that it is frightening..."

A symbol of the triumph of Christianity, the monastery was by far the most ambitious Franciscan building project in the Yucatan.
The Basilica was built on the base of the largest of four main pyramids, a temple known as P'ap'hol-chaak, the home of Chaac. Friar Diego de Landa wrote that he was urged with great insistence by the Maya rulers to build a monastery amid the old shrines. He continues: "There is here in Izamal one building among the others, of such height and beauty that it is frightening..."

A symbol of the triumph of Christianity, the monastery was by far the most ambitious Franciscan building project in the Yucatan.
View in Google Earth Religious - Christianity
Links: en.wikipedia.org
By: DonMartini

Advertisement

Comments

Policies
Please enable images and enter code to post
Reload

Advertisement