Heritage of humanity by UNESCO

Built between the years 1750 and 1770, the Franciscan Missions of the Sierra Gorda became a reference to continue the evangelization and colonization of California, Arizona and Texas.

Their richly ornamented facades offer a particular interest because they are an example of the joint creative work of the Indians and the missionaries. In general, the architectural set of the missions includes an atrium, a sacramental door, open chapel, chapels and cloister. The impressive facades carved and with flattened colors, local stone, use of stucco (mass of plaster or lime) are omes of the Mexican baroque art features of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The rural villages created in the vicinity of the missions have retained their indigenous character.

Below, we list the five Franciscan Missions:

Santiago de Jalpan
It was the first mission that was built.
Location: Independencia Street, Downtown. Jalpan de Serra, Qro.

San Miguel Concá
It is the smallest of the five missions.
Location: Carretera del Río- Xilitla, Centro. Arroyo Seco, Qro.

Santa María del Agua de Landa
Dedicated to the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception.
Location: San Esteban Street, Downtown. Landa de Matamoros, Qro.

San Francisco del Valle de Tilaco
Its façade is the smallest of the five missions.
Location: Downtown Tilaco. Landa de Matamoros, Qro.

Our Lady of Light from Tancoyol
Its façade is iconographically the most elaborate.
Location: Tancoyol Center. Jalpan de Serra, Qro.



Querétaro, Qro.

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