Mazatlan Cathedral Has 28 Stars of David


One of the 28 Stars of David in the Cathedral de la Immaculada Concepcion, Mazatlan

According to several sources, The Cathedral Basilica de la Immaculada Concepcion in Mazatlan, Mexico,  is the world’s only Roman Catholic Church with the Star of David displayed in each of its 28 stained-glass windows. These were installed in gratitude for the donation of construction funds by a wealthy Mazatlan Jewish family. Most Ethnic Germans arrived in Mexico during the mid-to-late 19th century, spurred by government policies of Porfirio Diaz. Although a good number of them took advantage of the liberal policies then valid in Mexico and went into merchant, industrial and educational ventures, others arrived with none or limited capital, as employees or farmers.[3]  Construction began in the late 1850’s and was completed in 1899.  

Although its architecture is eclectic, inside and out, is a well-made combination of Moorish and Gothic architectural style very similar to that was used in the Cathedrals of Bordeaux, Toledo, Siguenza and the Mosque of Cordoba.

Both towers and outer dome, are covered with yellow tiles of European manufacturing. The main façade, lies a cozy porch (which is unusual to find in the great cathedrals Mexican), of which three arches that give aristados special elegance. On its side walls and porch can admire four large sculptures representing the Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. By shifting his big entrance gate, where egregious Inside are three ships that have a style that is definitely a sublime mix of Gothic architecture, Baroque and Neoclassical. (Wikipedia and other sources.  Top photo taken by author Bonnie Lindauer).


Interior of the Bascilica Cathedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion

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