Sanctuary of Jesús de Nazareno de Atotonilco

Sanctuary of Jesús de Nazareno de Atotonilco

Map
Main plaza, Libramiento San Miguel Atotonilco Km. 14, San Miguel de Allende, Atotonilco 37894 | +52 415-185-2050, Mexico
Santuario Atotonilco Church in San Miguel de Allende
Ann Summa
Features
Quirky/offbeat, Popular with locals, Family-friendly, Off the beaten path

About nine miles from San Miguel is the Sanctuary of Jesús de Nazareno de Atotonilco, desigated a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site in 2009. The fortified town dates back to the 16th century, while the church—built in the 19th century—exemplies Mexican baroque architecture. Take note of the Hieronymous Bosch-like displays in the entryway, which aim to show that mortification of the flesh is a way to spirituality. On important days the road leading to the church will be half closed off with pilgrims buses, food stalls, a flea market-like atmosphere, plus nuns and processions from tiny villages.

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