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Basílica de la Misericordia (Basilica of Mercy)

Apizaco

In Cuauhtémoc central street you’ll find this attractive church that was built almost at the same time as Apizaco was drawn on the map, when the Mexico-Veracruz railway route was inaugurated.

This was the territory's first religious temple. The quarry stones for its foundations were brought from the nearby Xaltocan and Santa Úrsula towns by the same settlers on mules and carts.

34 years took the neo-Gothic church’s construction with marble floors. There are those who say that it’s inspired by the Sagrada Familia expiatory temple in Barcelona.

Three naves hand-carved by artisans from the community conform the building, as well as a 21 meters lobby and a 35.5 meters high Venetian granite crowning dome. Its imposing towers reach 50 meters high. The Carrara marble altar is another gem as being framed by columns of the same material brought from Tepeaca.

There’s a very peculiar passage referring to this church: among the construction donors was the famous “Mimo de Mexico”: Mario Moreno Cantinflas, invited to hold a bullfighting festival in Apizaco for raising funds, especially to make the towers. He even donated part of the temple’s currently decorating chandeliers.
In Cuauhtémoc central street you’ll find this attractive church that was built almost at the same time as Apizaco was drawn on the map, when the Mexico-Veracruz railway route was inaugurated.

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This was the territory's first religious temple. The quarry stones for its foundations were brought from the nearby Xaltocan and Santa Úrsula towns by the same settlers on mules and carts.

34 years took the neo-Gothic church’s construction with marble floors. There are those who say that it’s inspired by the Sagrada Familia expiatory temple in Barcelona.

Three naves hand-carved by artisans from the community conform the building, as well as a 21 meters lobby and a 35.5 meters high Venetian granite crowning dome. Its imposing towers reach 50 meters high. The Carrara marble altar is another gem as being framed by columns of the same material brought from Tepeaca.

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