Iglesia Veracruz

sights / Religious

Lonely Planet review

A few blocks west of the Iglesia Santiago are the ruins of this 16th-century church destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1835. It remains a spiritual center, and as the indigenous counterpoint to La Gritería, on December 7 people gather here for a pre-Columbian festival involving torches and the sun deity on the roof of San Juan Bautista.