In June we plan to look at more popular baroque churches in Puebla, but first we show a few more "drowned " churches that have come to our notice
This imposing late 18th century church, off the road near Silao, sits in the lake behind Presa La Purísima—a favorite haunt of water fowl.
Despite the weathered exterior, a variety of fine stone carving, replete with rosettes and shells, is still on view in the church interior, beneath remnant painted vaults.
Also in Guanajuato, this time near Irapuato, this late colonial church is still used for the occasional mass when the surrounding Presa Infiernillo lake dries up seasonally.
|our intrepid Niccolò Brooker at Churumuco|
Please visit our other posts on Mexican drowned churches: Jalapa del Marqués; San Juan de Las Peras; Quechula; Santo Tomás de los Platanos; San Antonio de Padilla; Taxhimay;text © 2019 Richard D. Perry.
exterior images by the Niccolò Brooker who brought these two relics to our attention.