Saturday, January 18, 2020

Irapuato: La Soledad

The shrine of the patron saint of the city of Irapuato, Nuestra Señora de La Soledad, the 18th century baroque church front of La Soledad has been somewhat eclipsed by the arcaded patio of the adjacent convent school of La Enseñanza, now the Palacio Municipal—a spartan work by Eduardo Tresguerras added in 1810.
Nevertheless, the partly obscured facade—featuring filigree carving and stylish rococo statuary—can still be glimpsed from the courtyard.
An elegant portal on the south side of the church, around the corner from the Jardín Hidalgo, gives access to the interior with its colonial image of La Soledad.
Above the entry, is carved a fine if somewhat static relief of the Holy Family, or Cinco Señores.
text © 1997 and 2020 Richard D. Perry
color photography by the author and courtesy of Niccolo Brooker.

please visit our earlier posts on Irapuato: San José; El Hospitalito;

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