The Sistine Chapel of Mexico

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This church is located outside of San Miguel, and it is referred to as the Sistine Chapel of Mexico.  It is called Sanctuary of Atotonilco and is a World Heritage Site built in the 18th century.  The baroque style murals that cover the interior walls of the church took thirty years to complete.
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All of these windows allow light to wash the walls inside.  Photographs do not do it justice. 
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Outside there are vendors selling crosses, saints, and more.  I can't wait to return this Christmas and discover new details I might have missed before.  Be sure and follow me on Instagram so you can join me on my trip.