Hidalgo, Tepeapulco, San Francisco
01 San Francisco, Tepeapulco, Hidalgo, 16th Century Ex-Convento
02 Platereque facade with elaborately carved portal and stone cross
03 Intricately carved portal of church.
04 Door jambs decorated in deep, rounded relief
05 Alfiz continues high relief, edged with the Franciscan Cord.
06 Grotesque frieze with feathered demons emitting speech glyphs
07 Human figure being dragged off by a feathered demon
08 St. Francis receives the stigmata, tetquitqui style carving
09 Instruments of the Passion carved in high relief on 16th Century Atrium cross
10 Detail, head with speech scroll, symbolizing mocking crowds
11 Barrel vaulted nave of church
12 Grotesque frieze with stigmata, Franciscan cord, and lion
13 Stone cross with Instruments of the Passion in Sanctuary
14 Octagonal dome over crossing
15 The entrance to the monastery lies behind the flattened and widened first arch.
16 The fourth arch of the porteria served as the open chapel.
17 A third stone cross in the porteria
18 Two storied, arcaded cloister
19 Concave arches and folk Doric columns
20 Two frames of a tryptich, the holy family, the Magi
21 Detail, bowl with eagle- taloned claw feet and Christian symbolic fruits
22 Stone baptismal font with carved Franciscan cord
23 Arcaded cloister walk with wooden ceiling.
24 Early 16th Century Frieze, later Franciscan Cord
25 Grotesque Frieze with a heron chasing a fish
26 Banners with moon and scorpion, pre-Colombian symbols of pulque cult
27 Second floor cloister walk
28 Early 16th Century Mural of Crucifixion, later Franciscan Cord
29 Saint Lawrence, monochrome mural with tinges of red
30 16th Century Mass of St. Gregory, Arma Christi, partially effaced by later mural
31 Grotesque frieze with birds, rattlesnakes, flowers
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