Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — While it’s not as opulent as some of the other churches nearby, Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad has a charm of its own as a quiet sanctuary from the bustle in the busy streets around it.

Statue Preservation at Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad in Mexico City, Mexico

The Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad (Church of the Holy Trinity) isn’t the most opulent church you’ll come across in Mexico City, a city full of opulent churches. But it has a charm of its own.

It sits on a busy pedestrian shopping intersection a few blocks from the Zocalo. The inside provides a quiet sanctuary from the bustle outside.

By the standards of other churches nearby, the inside is relatively plain. It doesn’t have the kind of over-the-top altar of some others, but it does feature two interesting aspects. One is its incredibly ornate carved stone facade. The other is a series of stylized statues displayed prominently in the nave that are tributes to the crucifixion of Christ, Mary and Child, and a small case dedicated to children that is packed full of donated toys.

Photos of Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad

Mary and Child statue at Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad in Mexico City, Mexico
A statue of Mary and Child in front of the main altar of Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Crucifixion Statue at Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad in Mexico City, Mexico
A statue depicting Christ carrying the cross in Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Ornate Stone Facade of Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad in Mexico City, Mexico
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Altar of Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad in Mexico City, Mexico
The main altar. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Carved Wooden Door at Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad in Mexico City, Mexico
The pattern on a carved solid wood door. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Jesus Christ Statue in Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad in Mexico City, Mexico
A statue of Jesus Christ in the nave. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad in Mexico City, Mexico
A statue dedicated to children in a case packed with toys that have been donated. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Nave of Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad in Mexico City, Mexico
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Ornate Stone Facade of Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad in Mexico City, Mexico
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Mary and Child statue at Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad in Mexico City, Mexico
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com

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