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Review of Templo del Carmen

Templo del Carmen
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Owner description: A Moorish-style church near the zócalo.
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Situated on top of a hill and accessed by many steps, a visit to the Templo is a wonderful combination of historical site, panoramic views and cardio exercise! Although the interior is not the most spectacular, it is quite beautiful in its simplicity. A tip from another tour; in Mexico it is polite to remove your hats and sunglasses in church - both men and women.

Thank Teddy B
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Reviewed 5 December 2012

old church in the middle of the bargains. it was worth the visit. the church was beautiful, ull of flowers inside. there was a different feeling inside.

Thank barefoot21traveler
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

The Carmen Temple and adjoining Arco Torre, which is a symbol of San Cristobal, is a short walk south from the zocalo and not to be missed. The original convent, founded in 1597, burned down and was restored during 1993-5.
It has an unusual L-shape which form two sides of the small plaza. The interior is beautifully decorated with carved wooden panels, pictures and statues. Mary and child have pride of place.
The adjoining Arch Tower, Arco Torre or Arco del Carmen, was built in 1680 and was one of the main entrances into the city.
From this church it is convenient to go west and climb the steps up the hill to San Cristobal Church near the summit for fine views.

1  Thank Hunt4Paul
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Please explore main plaza known as Zocalo. Surrounding the plaza are the city's most important buildings. Cathedral, government building, and Templo del Carmen.

Thank Eunwoo L
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

It's probably the nicest church in San Cristobal, there is also a cultural center next to it worth visiting

Thank Adolf H
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