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Santa Teresa la Nueva

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Santa Teresa la NuevaManuela Molina invested her inherited fortune in the building of a convent for women devoted to the rule of St. Teresa of Avila. She dedicated the foundation to St. Joseph. The current temple has lost the baroque altarpieces but preserves paintings and sculptures of its old past, in white altarpieces of the neoclassical style. In the low choir, a grotto was invented somewhat distorting its original intent. It still conserves the iron grill and some spikes that prevented contact between priests and the public attending mass. In the church, the corposanto of Santa Celeste the martyr is displayed for public devotion. Such wax sculptures were elaborated in Italy and constituted a great part of the traffic in relics. On Loreto Street the two simple portals of the temple are admired, with niches that lodge the sculptures of Santa Teresa de Avila and San Jose. In the sacristy of the temple you can appreciate a lambrin of tiles and a washbasin, all of the XVIII century. Part of the convent building was occupied for the School for the Blind, inaugurated in 1870 by Ignacio Trigueros.

Heart of México Walking Route:  Loreto-San  Ildefonso Route

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Proyecto “Corredor de Cultura Digital”.

Nombre de la investigación: Investigación Centro Histórico, Monumentos, Edificios y Puntos de Interés (2023)

Dirección de investigación y diseño de Rutas: Acércate al Centro A.C. Guadalupe Gómez Collada

Coordinación e investigación histórica: Fideicomiso del Centro histórico Dir. Maestra Loredana Montes

How to get here
  • Calle Loreto 15, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 CDMX
  • 55 5702 3204


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