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This church, Mision de Cinco Santos, dates back to the mid-1700s, and has been fairly well maintained. The church is in a simple cross pattern, and is distinguished by beautiful red designs inspired by traditional Tarahumara art motifs. These paintings were being refurbished for Easter...More
The mission (and most of the other missions we visited) is very rustic and old, but not like what I would imagine the cathedrals of Europe with statues and paintings. No this is just old and rustic and a little sad. There weren't any clergy...More
Jesuit mission church built in the early 1700s which is still in use by The Tarahumara people or Raramuri as they call themselves. A very plain and mostly unadorned interior, with the pews lining the walls, leaving the center of the room free for dancing...More
Cuzarare Mission is located in an Ejido populated mostly by Tarahumara families and is the gathering place for them to solve comunity or family issues, attend marriages or to celebrate their religious ceremonies like Candle light day, Easter holly week and day of Our Lady...More
this mission is also near Creel and part of the tours offered trough the lodges, hotels and motels, these missions hold lots of history from a long past area, a time that brought much suffering to the Tarahumara Indians who had to hide from the...More