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SANTA PRISCA PARISH CHURCH

SANTA PRISCA PARISH CHURCH
Taxco de Alarcón, Mexico
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BACKGROUND

Santa Prisca Church was built following the discovery of a silver mine on the property of José de la Borda. He was so thankful for the discovery on his land that he commissioned the construction of the church, which lasted from 1751 to 1758. Santa Prisca’s façade is a superb example of the highly ornate Mexican baroque architecture. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Amigos de Santa Prisca succeeded in persuading local officials to divert a portion of the heavy traffic and reduce the use of explosives nearby. Mexico’s former ambassador to Ireland, the Honorable Daniel Dultzin, encouraged the organization Amigos de Santa Prisca to nominate the church to the Watch, and it appeared on the list in 2000. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Santa Prisca, with its two stone towers, wide dome, and intricate finishes, is one of Mexico’s grandest and most beautiful churches. It is an exquisite example of the baroque style and the most prominent monument in Taxco de Alarcon, much loved by its congregants and the larger community. (...)

VIDEOS
World Monuments Fund 2013 Hadrian Gala Honors Roberto Hernández Ramírez
October, 2013

At the 2013 Hadrian Gala, World Monuments Fund presented Roberto Hernández Ramírez with the twenty-sixth Hadrian Award for his commitment to the preservation of Mexico’s cultural heritage.