La Purísima Church and Plaza

City of Aguascalientes

The church is the work of architect Refugio Reyes; it has a predominantly neo-gothic style and was completed in the early twentieth century.

Take a stroll around the largest market in town – the Purísima Market sets up on Tuesdays and Sundays.

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Templo y Glorieta de la Purisima

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The Church of the Purísima is the work of architect Refugio Reyes Rivas and was completed in the early twentieth century. It has a neo-gothic style, which can be best appreciated in its semicircular arch with archivolt framing the entrance to the first floor of the building.

On the second level there is a sculpture of the Virgin Mary, la Purísima, right next to the coral window comprising four windows with semicircular arches. There are three entrances; one on the Alameda, another on José Refugio Reyes Street and the main entrance at the front of the building that looks out onto the Glorieta de la Purísima, a traffic circle/plaza and hub of eight city streets.

Although known by locals as the Glorieta de la Purísima, it was dedicated to the heroic insurgents to celebrate the centenary of Mexican Independence.

Nearby, there are a range of stores which are visited by locals after mass, which has varying schedules. On Tuesdays and Sundays one of the city’s best-known markets sets up right outside the church.

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