State of Puebla

Other Places



The State Puebla - The Built Environment



Just to the south of Cholula is the town of Tonantzintla. A tiny town, but with a remarkable church. Most of the design and ornamentation was done by local indigenous people (as opposed to the majority of churches, which were designed by Europeans). If you're ever in central Mexico the inside of the church alone is worth making a special the trip to Tonanzintla, which I've seen described as horror vacui, an apparent fear of emptiness - no spot is left without something covering it.


In the humid and cool outpost in the Puebla's northern sierra.


Home of stone mining and a remarkable abandoned monastery in southern Puebla.


Front Door

The Sanctuary





 Last updated on December 21, 2003