Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento - Guadalajara, Mexico
During the first week of May of this year, my boyfriend, two of our friends and I went on a road trip to Guadalajara, Mexico. We only spent two days in the city but our time exploring was well spent. It was an interesting place full of people and beautiful churches. Unfortunately though, there was a fire right in the middle of Guadalajara. The smoke from the fire stretched to every corner of the city. It was pretty hard to breathe.
While exploring, we came across some amazing churches.
One of those churches was the Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento is a neo-Gothic styled Catholic church dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament. In the late 19th century, a group of Catholics formed a council with the idea of building the church. So, Pedro Loza y Pardavé the archbishop of the city and the commission organized a competition. Many architects and engineers competed for the project. The architect selected to do the project was Adamo Boari, an Italian architect known for his later works including Palacio de Bellas Artes and Palacio de Correos de Mexico in Mexico City. Construction of the church began in 1897. It was completed 75 years later in 1972.
Photo taken by me
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