Both are designed in an exceptionally bold Churrigueresque style with prominent, freestanding estípite columns and sharply pointed “prow” cornices.
One retablo is dedicated to the patron saint, Santo Toribio, whose figure occupies the center niche. He is accompanied by other statues of saints including the perennial Franciscan favorite St. Christopher.
Sto Toribio and St ChristopherThe other retablo showcases the Virgin of Guadalupe, combining statuary and paintings.
Other original furnishings include the extraordinary sculpted stone pulpit.
text © 2020 Richard D. Perry