America: Mexico,
City of Santiago de Queretaro

Church & ex-Convent of Santa Clara

Historic Buildings



Church and ex-Convent of Santa Clara

Only the church remains of this once impressive 17th century baroque complex.

The facade has twin doorways, cupola and tower.

On the inside, there are magnificent baroque side alter pieces profusely decorated with medallions, sculptures and paintings.

The top and bottom choruses, off to one side, have magnificent railings and mantilla like openwork on top has one cross in the middle.

Also outstanding, the filigree pulpit whit silver and mother-of-pearl incrustation, the wrought iron galleries, antichrist door finished with iron shell and sculptures in alters, specially Purisima by Manuel Tolsa.




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