Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios | Cholula, Mexico

The Iglesias de Nuestra Señora de los Remedies (Our Lady of Remedies Church) is a 16th-century Mexican Catholic parish church built atop the Tlachihualtepetl pyramid in Cholula, Mexico.  The church was built with brad stone and decorated with 24 carat gold.  It was built in the neoclassical style between May 1574 and August 1575 and consecrated on March 25, 1629. The base on which the church is built is the largest pyramid of the ancient world, being177 feet high, covering 54 acres and shaped by several superimposed structures over the course of six centuries.

Iglesias de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios | The Great Pyramid of Cholula | Mexico | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Iglesias de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios | Cholula, Mexico

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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios | The Great Pyramid of Cholula | Mexico | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios | Cholula, Mexico

This archeological structure consists of several superimposed pyramids, accumulated over six centuries. The base is1,480 feet on each side and177 feet high, twice as large as that of the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan and four times bigger in volume than that of Keops in Egypt.  The basilica was constructed with brada stone and decorated with 24 carat gold leaf laminilla. The altar is in the neoclassic style, as is the rest of the decoration. In 1595, the painter Alfonso de Villasana crafted the pictures on the walls of the basilica.

The Great Pyramid of Cholula | Cholula Mexico | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

The Great Pyramid of Cholula | Cholula, Mexico

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