Capilla Abierta

Open Chapel

Capilla Abierta

Tlaxcala’s Capilla Abierta is the largest open chapel in Latin America. It used 600 tons of pink, green, and white limestone when it was built in 1542. Key features to look for include the Gothic-Renaissance style hexagonal vault and Roman columns adorned with diamond-shaped points. It was meant to strike a balance between a Catholic church and an indigenous teocalli temple in order to help evangelize the indigenous population, who were afraid to enter churches.



Capilla Abierta, De La Capilla Abierta, Centro, Tlaxcala, Tlax., México

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