San Antonio de Padua Church
City of Aguascalientes
Boasting a wonderful blend of architectural styles and pink, yellow and green quarry stone, the church was built by Refugio Reyes Rivas.
Don’t miss the chapel dedicated to Santa Rita de Casia and the Holy Sepulcher, both found at the back of the church.
Calle Pedro Parga 252 (449) 915.2898
Monday to Sunday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
San Antonio de Padua
As you may have noticed by now, Refugio Reyes built numerous buildings around the city
The construction of San Antonio Church began in 1896 under the direction of Refugio Reyes Rivas, and was completed in 1906. Its doors, however, did not open to the public until 1908.
The church boasts a wide range of architectural styles, including gothic, neoclassical, baroque, Arabic and even Russian, which is reflected in the small copula on the main spire.
Built from yellow, green, and pink quarry stone, all from the same region, the outstanding features of the church are the three spires. The central spire has two circular levels topped by a small copula and roof lantern, while the other two spires have one circular level.
Salvador Melchor Martínez, the church’s organist from 1974 to 1996, displayed his extraordinary musical talent here throughout that period and is currently considered one of the best organists in Mexico.
San Antonio Church is currently the most popular venue for those looking to tie the knot.