Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios This Mexican Catholic church also known (in english) as Our Lady of Remedies Church was built on top of the Tlachihualtepetl pyramid, above the municipality of Cholula, located in the central Mexican state of Puebla. The church was built with carved stone and embellished with 24-carat gilded panels, called laminilla. The base on which the church is built is one of the largest pyramids of the ancient world, being 54 metres (177 ft) high, covering 54 acres and shaped by several superimposed structures over the course of six centuries. The conquistadors, led by Hernán Cortés, built the church, unaware of the great, ancient pyramid below. It is generally understood that Cholula had 365 churches, one for each day of the year and matches the same amount of temples.

Posted by Saffa at 2023-03-02 01:08:09 UTC