Parroquia de San Pedro y San Pablo

Church, Temples and former convents
Located in Zacatlán

It is known that before this construction there was a hermitage, however there is no exact date of the construction dates of this building that frames the indigenous baroque style, with angels sculpted in & #8220; caryatid way & #8221; flying in the basement of each column. The time of its foundation is unknown, but due to the characteristics of the baroque style on the cover they refer to the 17th or 18th century.

It has on its facade the characteristic of the altarpiece; with mortar ornaments of popular manufacture. The gray quarry cover is made up of two bodies; in the first one is the access to the marked semi-circular arch, flanked by tritostile columns that form intercolumns, where escutcheons and niches with sculptures are found; one of the latter is said to be Santiago Apóstol, wearing a Totonac hat and boots.

Anthropomorphic figures also stand out on the pedestals and friezes; in addition to abundant phytomorphic reliefs. In the second body, the coral window is avoided and there are only niches with sculptures between balustraded columns.

A warped pediment ends on the cover, on whose eardrum there is an oculus, flanked by balustraded columns and pilasters. The towers are of three bodies; the last two make up the bell tower, where you can see openings with semicircular arches, pilasters and cornices.

The architectural plan of this beautiful construction is shaped like a Latin cross and its façade is made of quarry adorned with sober baroque phytomorphic motifs, made up of three bodies and two bell towers; You can also see the figures of some infants who hold the base of a column with their arms. In this facade it is easy to distinguish in their respective niches the stone images of the apostles: Saint Peter, Saint Paul, Saint Andrew, Saint John and Saint James. All this represents an authentic catechesis oriented to the evangelization of the mainly indigenous population.