Basilica of San Antonio de Padua

Izamal: Basilica of San Antonio de Padua

November, 1993

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"The design derived its undoubted grandeur from the scale and distribution of its great spaces for processions and collective ceremonial. The structure was flung across the land like the grandiose gesture it was: a most material testament of Landa's vision of the Church he and his brothers were building in Yucatan."

Inga Clendinnen, Ambivalent Conquests, p. 70