Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Another Drowned church: San Antonio Corrales

Situated close to the shores of Lake Vicente Aguirre in northern Hidalgo near Alfajayucan, the abandoned church, or chapel, of San Antonio is periodically inundated by the waters of this man made lake behind the Vicente Aguirre dam.
Much of the church remains intact. Its plain facade is capped by a triangular pediment and flanked by a still elegant triple tier bell tower.

A domed crossing rises above the nave, whose stained interior walls bear traces of former murals, although their subjects are now undecipherable.
Please visit our other posts on Mexican drowned churches:  Jalapa del MarquésSan Juan de Las PerasQuechula; Santo Tomás de los Platanos; San Antonio de Padilla; Taxhimay; Zangarro/Churumuco

text © 2019 Richard D. Perry. images by Niccolo Brooker and from online sources

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