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Nombre de Dios

The Pueblo Mágico Nombre de Dios was the starting point of the Franciscan missionaries evangelizing at Durango, Coahuila and Chihuahua states today’s territory. That’s why you can do religious tourism knowing of 16th century churches.

The most important is the Templo de San Francisco (Temple of San Francisco), in the town's main square. Here it’s where it was officiated the first mass in “name of God”. Today you can see its old facade vestiges with a semicircular arch that served as the main entrance and a couple of niches opened under an octagonal window.

Another religious construction flanking the square is the Parroquia de San Pedro Apóstol. It has the same 16th century facade where the Spanish settled to begin their expansion towards Zacatecas.

On Coronado Street, the Templo de Jesús Nazareno (Temple of Jesus Nazareno) represents a 400 years history. Behind its Baroque facade there are three articulated processional Christs (with mobile arms to lower them from the cross) and fresco paintings with some Way of the Cross passages.

One of the most popular sculptures in this church is that of Santiago Apóstol mounted on his horse—its many faithful give him clothes and other objects. Perhaps one of the most curious is some spurs boots so that “he can go out for a walk in town”.

The Pueblo Mágico Nombre de Dios was the starting point of the Franciscan missionaries evangelizing at Durango, Coahuila and Chihuahua states today’s territory. That’s why you can do religious tourism knowing of 16th century churches.

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The most important is the Templo de San Francisco (Temple of San Francisco), in the town's main square. Here it’s where it was officiated the first mass in “name of God”. Today you can see its old facade vestiges with a semicircular arch that served as the main entrance and a couple of niches opened under an octagonal window.

Another religious construction flanking the square is the Parroquia de San Pedro Apóstol. It has the same 16th century facade where the Spanish settled to begin their expansion towards Zacatecas.

On Coronado Street, the Templo de Jesús Nazareno (Temple of Jesus Nazareno) represents a 400 years history. Behind its Baroque facade there are three articulated processional Christs (with mobile arms to lower them from the cross) and fresco paintings with some Way of the Cross passages.

One of the most popular sculptures in this church is that of Santiago Apóstol mounted on his horse—its many faithful give him clothes and other objects. Perhaps one of the most curious is some spurs boots so that “he can go out for a walk in town”.

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