We return to our ongoing series on popular baroque churches in the state of Puebla, with a visit to colorful San Agustín Atzompa.
The stuccoed center facade is framed in ornate rococo style with estípite pilasters incorporating angel heads, carved foliage and relief figures, flanked by colorful statues of archangels. The facade terminates in a scrolled mixtlinear baroque gable. A classic of the popular Pueblan baroque.
Please review our earlier posts on the folk baroque churches of Puebla: San Jeronimo Aljojuca; Santa Inez Xanenetla; Tlancualpican; Santa Ana Jolalpan; Santa Maria Jolalpan; San Simón Quecholac;
text © 2019 Richard D. Perry
images courtesy of Niccolo Brooker