La Catedral de Morelia
Publisher: Gobierno del Estado de Michoacan; El Colegio de Michoacn
439 pages with numerous plates in both black and white and color and appendixes. Folio (12 3/4" x 8 3/4") bound in original wrappers. Introduction by Clara Bargellini, photographs by Vincente Guijosa, coordinator Nelly Sigaut. First edition.
The Morelia Cathedral is a baroque cathedral and its two 70-metre towers dominate the skyline of the city of Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Morelia. It is a majestic pink stone building, Baroque tablerado. Inside predominates, as the basis of ornamentation, and has Doric neoclassical altarpieces. Its construction began in 1660 and ended in 1744. Among the treasures is the baroque Manifestador de la plata (Manifesting silver) of the 18th century, the Pila Bautismal de plata (baptismal font of silver) neoclassical style, also of the 18th century, the Monumental Organ of the century and consists of 4600 flutes or voices, the image Senor de la Sacristia (Lord of the vestry), made with pre-Hispanic art of "corn cane paste", the 16th century, as well as valuable paintings located in the sacristy and the chapter. It is the only cathedral in Mexico that is not oriented toward the East, but to the north. Its Argano Monumental (Monumental organ), of German origin in the early 20th century, is the largest in Mexico. Architecturally the Cathedral of Morelia comparing with other Cathedrals in Mexico is similar to the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral Cathedral of Puebla, and even inside the Cathedral of Guadalajara. The cathedral is the flagship building and is representative of Morelia given its height, since it has two high towers, which can be seen throughout the valley of the city. Due to its height, the towers of the Cathedral of Morelia are the fourth highest in Mexico, after the towers of the Santuario Guadalupano in Zamora de Hidalgo, the cathedral of Villahermosa and the Santuario de Guadalupe, in San Luis Potosi, but in its style, is the highest in Latin America. According to the critic and art historian Sylvester Baxter, the Morelia is the most beautiful of all Mexican cathedrals.
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