2018 - Mexico - Cholula - Arm in Arm
A daughter escorts her elderly parents through San Gabriel Monastery's courtyard.
The most important religious institution in Cholula and the second most important after the Sanctuary of the Virgen de los Remedios on the Great Pyramid, is the San Gabriel monastery.
The monastery was established over the site of the destroyed Quetzalcoatl Temple in 1529 and one of the largest Franciscanfriaries in Mexico.
It was established here because this was the power center and the Franciscans had a limited number of monks in Mexico.
The complex consists of a large atrium, a main church, a cloister area, and two important chapels which face the atrium area. Its architecture is rococo style Gothic.