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Saint Augustine  (San Agustín), Yuriria, Guanajuato, 16th Century

<strong>Saint Augustine  (San Agustín), Yuriria, Guanajuato, 16<sup>th</sup> Century</strong>

In 1550, Augustinian Friar Alonso de la Veracruz founded the monastery of Yuriria. Pedro del Toro acted as the architect and completed the building in 1559. A prime example of 16th Century Plateresque architecture, the monastery has an elaborate facade surrounding the main portal. The local indigenous groups (the Otomies, the Chichimecs, and the Purepechas), who supplied the labor for the project, influenced the decorative ornamentation of the facade.