Mexico's Treasures: An Architectural Pearl and Teikota Tea

27.11.2018 00:23

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Mexico attracts tourists with its culture and the ability to change the cold winter days to the hot paradise spent on the beaches of Vallarta, Cancun, Acapulco. But not only is the natural wealth famous for a country whose cultural heritage is difficult to estimate as a tourist. A virtual tour today will be provided by a native resident of Queretaro. Guillermo Larios will tell about the most unforgettable place in the homeland of a sombrero. His story is about the Viceroyalty Museum in Tepotzotlan City.

«After touring the halls of the National Museum of the Viceroyalty and once again marveling with the treasures of our history that are kept there, the day ended with a cold afternoon ... that a delicious and hot "ponche de frutas" (hot drink with tejocotes, sugar cane, tamarind, apple, pear, guava, grape and plum, Jamaica flower to give color, cinnamon slices, piloncillo to sweeten) made more special.

It was wonderful to hear the Children Singers of the State of Mexico perform the concert "Dreams of Christmas" with themes of Vivaldi, Mozart and Schubert next to the altarpieces of the chapel of San Francisco Javier, one of the places (in my opinion) most beautiful of our country. » - Guillermo shares his memories of that evening.

National Institute of History and Anthropology in conjunction with the National Museum is located in the Temple of St. Francisco Javier. Elements of architecture are Mexican Baroque - Churrigueresco and are a reflection of the colonial period. This style is characterized by multi-structural columns.

Stunning paintings and icons and elements of religious art will tell about the spiritual quest of the inhabitants of the 16-19 centuries. Francisco Javier was the first missionary of the Order of the Society of Jesus of the 16th century and dedicated his life to the support of the evangelists of New Spain.

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The exhibition of Crowned Nuns is presented here year-round because of its historical and cultural significance. Only wealthy women of Spanish or Creole origin could be taken to the monastery. They had to pay certain fees, but they had a significant impact on religion and society, and it was a great honor for families to be related to the servant of the monastery. In the paintings, the crown over the head of the nuns serves as the personification of union with Jesus. For researchers and scholars here is a real storehouse of knowledge: more than 4,000 ancient texts and documents. More than 80 students of Mexican universities are practicing in a museum and are ready to become a guide to a culture that is not yet familiar to us.

The sacred creation can rightly be called not only the Temple of God, but also the Temple of Art. Everyone will be able to discover for themselves what will echo in his soul: exhibitions, tours, educational lectures, film festivals and performances. In December, theatrical production of the birth of Jesus is traditionally held.

 

author of article Korotchenkova Anna