December 17, 2015

2128 MEXICO (Guanajuato) - The Temple of Saint Augustine in Salamanca

On January 1, 1603,  the Viceroy Gaspar de Zuniga and Acevedo, fifth Earl of Monterrey, originally from  Salamanca (Spain), founded Villa de Salamanca, now known as Salamanca. In the center of the city is the Temple of Saint Augustine, a baroque Catholic church built between 1642 and 1706. The most remarcable is the nave, which has four spacious sections, transept and presbytery, including eleven different altarpieces among which are those dedicated to Saint Ana and Saint John. You can find many information about the church here (in spanish). 

About the stamp
The stamp is one of the four of the series Mexican Christmas, issued on November 28, 2013.

Templo de San Agustín (spanish) - El Señor del Hospital

Sender: Benjamín Arredondo
Sent from Salamanca (Guanajuato / Mexico), on 20.01.2014

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