Following up on the chapels of Coyoacán, we look at another unusual chapel elsewhere in the city, La Capilla de La Conchita de Cuepopan.
|The convent church of La Concepción|
Originally dedicated to Santa Lucia, the chapel later served as the last resting place of the destitute, when it became known as La Capilla de Los Muertos.The most singular feature is its hexagonal plan, its exterior walls faced in baroque style.
The arched classical entry, framed by fluted pilasters and foliated reliefs, boasts a keystone carved with a relief of St Francis.
Above the doorway, a similarly framed shell niche contains a statue of Christ the Nazarene surmounted by the Marian monogram.
Please visit our earlier posts on Mexico City: San Bernardo; Tepepan; San Pablo El Viejo; Sta Teresa la Antigua;
text © 2019 Richard D. Perry
images © Niccolo Brooker and online sources