Sunday, November 04, 2012

Catedral de San Cristóbal



Very Grandiose
Beautiful Baroque Facade
Dominates the Square

Construction of the cathedral began in 1748 under the Jesuits, and was completed in 1777. 

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous and very old for our part of the world.

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  2. Grandiose is the right word. I'm really enjoying your Cuba photos. Re your comment this morning: I'm playing golf today with a former jockey - ah, the tales he can tell!

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  3. Gorgeous building and great shot!
    Kate, you would surely love to visit Antigua in Guatemala. It's kind of an open air museum of the amazing Spanish colonial religious architecture.

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  4. P.S. Here's just a sample: http://mendoncajose.blogspot.pt/2011/09/repeatedly-destroyed-by-earthquakes.html

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    1. I followed the link, and you are absolutely correct. The Church in your photo is a magnificent structure despite the damage and decay!

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  5. Great shot, Kate. The building looks very old and weathered - maybe the tropical air there?

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  6. Love it. Can image how it would look after a good power wash!

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  7. P.S.2 And here's another example, this time well taken care of: http://mendoncajose.blogspot.pt/2010/05/la-merced.html

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  8. The church looks very nice with the blue coloured window.
    Thank you for your kind words about the dutch on my blog. The dutch are real "globetrotters",they travel a lot and you find them everywhere. It is in our genes I suppose, in the past we had several explorers who sailed to east india.

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  9. These last two photos I'm quite familiar with--- SURVIVED Jesuits in HS... and doing quite well, thank you, with 2 cats these days.

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  10. It looks to be in fine shape for one of such an age and you did a great job capturing the beauty of the building.

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  11. A very ornate structure. I think your word "grandiose" fits it perfectly.

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  12. I love Baroque! Even when broke, Baroque is magnifico :^)

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  13. Quite a monument. Most of the missions along the west coast were constructed with what was essentially Indian slave labor. I hope that wasn't the case here.

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  14. What a beautiful church.

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  15. What a lovely cathedral. It looks like it would benefit from a good washing and maybe a bit of restoration.

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  16. Just gorgeous Baroque Facade!

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  17. Beautiful! I wonder where the saints that are supposed to be in the niches are now.

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    1. How observant you are!!

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