San Agustín de las Cuevas Parish Church

This emblematic church has presided over downtown Tlalpan for more than five centuries.

It was the Franciscans who built it during the second half of the 16th century. However, the Dominicans later took over the complex.

The simplicity of the doorway does not reflect the interior, laid out in three naves designed like a basilica. The main altarpiece was destroyed by fire in 1898, and in its place is an altar made of solid marble and a modern altarpiece with an 18th-century painting.

The cloister is simple, with arcades made of volcanic rock and brick. It houses an image of San Agustín de las Cuevas, Tlalpan’s patron saint.


Parroquia de San Agustín de las Cuevas, Calle Francisco I. Madero, Tlalpan Centro I, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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