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Virgin of the Immaculate Conception Temple

Angangueo

Starting your way in the Main Square, you will come across a disturbing work of Neo-Gothic architecture that is in front of another temple with which it shares style, but which for a long time received different audiences marking visible differences between the village social classes.

This construction, erected during the boom that Angangueo had at the end of the 19th century due to its great mining production, was a gift from the Sotomayor family. These owners of several mines decided to have an exclusive temple where they could meet with their peers and relatives. The architect Jose Rivero y Heras design and build it.

The main altar, made with white marble brought from Italy, attests the boom in those years, where it was not a luxury but a necessity to exalt those who were chosen as their patrons: the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception. If you look straight ahead, before reaching the altar, you will find a pulpit suspended in the air carved in wood that protrudes from one of its columns.

The interior, still of discreet beauty, as suggested by the Neo-Gothic style, exudes elegance that is perceived from its floor to the domes allowing the feeling of spaciousness to also give you a few minutes of peace. Complement your visit by entering into the temple that is located in the same square and in front of it, the Parish of San Simon Apostol, it will take you just a couple of minutes to get there.
Starting your way in the Main Square, you will come across a disturbing work of Neo-Gothic architecture that is in front of another temple with which it shares style, but which for a long time received different audiences marking visible differences between the village social classes.

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This construction, erected during the boom that Angangueo had at the end of the 19th century due to its great mining production, was a gift from the Sotomayor family. These owners of several mines decided to have an exclusive temple where they could meet with their peers and relatives. The architect Jose Rivero y Heras design and build it.

The main altar, made with white marble brought from Italy, attests the boom in those years, where it was not a luxury but a necessity to exalt those who were chosen as their patrons: the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception. If you look straight ahead, before reaching the altar, you will find a pulpit suspended in the air carved in wood that protrudes from one of its columns.

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