Santos in Oaxaca's Ancient Churches
A study of santos in 16th-century and other churches in Oaxaca, Mexico
By Claire and Richard Stracke
Funded by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation
List of santos (not photographed)
Above the entrance to the church, a statue of St. Jerome in contemplation. (See the list of santos for more on St. Jerome.)
Tlacochahuaya is a town of over 1,000 people
in the Tlacolula district, about 13 miles (21
km.) from Oaxaca city. The church was built in
1558 by the Dominicans and is one of the few in
Mexico to have its original 18th century organ
in working order.
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