Iglesia del Señor de Esquipulas (Church of the Lord of Esquipulas)

Teapa

On your way to Esquipulas neighborhood, you’ll find this religious 1780 building, the third of its kind built in Teapa’s municipality thanks to the Spaniards who arrived here via Guatemala having a fervent devotion to the Lord of Esquipulas.

Originally built in wood with a guano roof, it had various modifications until its walls were erected with river stones, a tile roof and flattened mortar finishes.

Besides its historical importance —in 1916, during Mexican Revolution, federal army occupied it— the temple is usually visited to admire the black Christ, which parishioners affectionately called “Cristo Moreno”, sheltered inside and, according to locals, brought from Esquipulas Guatemala, a faithful heir to Hispanic conquerors tradition of making wooden saints.
On your way to Esquipulas neighborhood, you’ll find this religious 1780 building, the third of its kind built in Teapa’s municipality thanks to the Spaniards who arrived here via Guatemala having a fervent devotion to the Lord of Esquipulas.

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Originally built in wood with a guano roof, it had various modifications until its walls were erected with river stones, a tile roof and flattened mortar finishes.

Besides its historical importance —in 1916, during Mexican Revolution, federal army occupied it— the temple is usually visited to admire the black Christ, which parishioners affectionately called “Cristo Moreno”, sheltered inside and, according to locals, brought from Esquipulas Guatemala, a faithful heir to Hispanic conquerors tradition of making wooden saints.

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