Set on a commanding site backing into the hillside, San Pedro Amajatlan is another visita* of Metztitlan modeled after the main priory of Los Santos Reyes. Its imposing rectangular front is capped by an elongated espadaña with multiple openings containing bells with dates from the late 1700s.
In the same way, the whitewashed cross in front is a close cousin to the Metztitlan atrium cross, carved with prominent "wounds" on the arms and shaft, an outsized woven crown-of-thorns motif at the crossing and an INRI plaque unscrolled across the neck.
Text © 2019 Richard D. Perry. color images courtesy of Niccolo Brooker
* This is a list of the churches and chapels associated with the priory of Santos Reyes Metztitlan featured on this blog: