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Templo del Sagrario

Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

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Walking around Central Patzcuaro is a trip into the past.

There seemed to be churches everywhere, and we stumbled upon this beautiful old majestic temple founded by Bishop Vasco de Quiroga in 1540.

Temple of the Tabernacle

Temple of the Tabernacle

This Temple of Sagrario is one of the most photographed churches in this ancient town, with its mossy and moldy arches and cobblestone streets. The mixed-style architecture is beautiful.

 

 

 

 

This building housed the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Health until 1924, but it was only a hospital for 4 years between 1536 and 1540 before it was moved.

For one year in the early 1700s, it was given to the Dominican nuns who used it as their convent.

Inside the arches

Inside the arches

The image of the Virgin of health was made in the indigenous Purechepa manner of corn paste and was kept here for 191 years. In 1908 it was moved to what is now the Basilica of Our Lady of Health.

Through the doors where the red car is parked was a square garden with rooms surrounding it. I imagine that these were individual quarters, either of the Dominican nuns, the doctors who gave service at the hospital, the priests, or perhaps for patients of the hospital.

Bell tower

Bell tower

After having spent time in Morelia, where the old buildings and the stately Cathedral had all been power washed to reveal the natural color of the pink stone, seeing this moss-covered building was a bit surprising.

It added to the feeling that we were glimpsing into the past. It was almost like walking through a 3 dimensional movie or through some ancient Spanish town.

Looking from the street arches into the courtyard

Looking from the street arches into the courtyard

 

 

 

 

It's worth visiting this Sagrario for the photographs you can take.

Inside the Sanctuary

Inside the Sanctuary

Inside the church itself it seemed more modern. The walls were brightly painted and clean.

The parquet flooring is from the original construction, the benches where the faithful sit for Mass are very simple.

Confessionals line the left side of the photo.

If you get to Patzcuaro, do make a stop at the Templo. It will be worth your time.

Templo del Sagrario

Enseñanza 16, Centro, 61600

Pátzcuaro, Michoacan

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on Amazon.com.

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