|San Lorenzo Chiautzingo, the church through the atrium gateway.|
San Lorenzo Chiautzingo is an agricultural community in southeastern Puebla, not far from Atzompa.
The church boasts two imposing towers and a retablo style facade reworked in popular fashion with paired, fluted columns and a variety of colorful reliefs of saints and angels.
Relief statues beside the choir window represent the patron St Lawrence the martyr, here clothed in red dalmatics signifying his position as a deacon or bishop. Neither figure holds the grill that is the signature attribute of the saint, although his image inside the church does.
An imposing ornamental lantern caps the tiled dome of the church.
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; San Pablo de Las Tunas; Atzompa;
text © 2019 Richard D. Perry
color images courtesy of Niccolo Brooker and from online sources