San Agustín Church – Oaxaca

San Agustín Church Oaxaca Mexico

San Agustín Church – Oaxaca City

San Agustín church was originally a adobe brick structure built on land that the then Bishop of Oaxaca donated to the Agustinian order, who had established respect in Oaxaca due to their provision of schools and education. The original adobe brick San Agustín church was finished in 1596; the present day stone San Agustín church was finished in 1722 thanks to funding by a Portuguese philanthropist. In 1862 San Agustín church was given to the Institute of Arts and Sciences, and then in 1893 it was acquired by the Oaxacan Bishop who founded the ‘Institute for child benefit’ children’s home which is still present today.

From the outside San Agustín church has one of the most attractive entrances to be found in Oaxaca City, and on the inside it has creative decoration of the highest quality using real jewels. San Agustín also houses some bone fragments that are supposedly the remains of Saint Agustus, and some cloth that is supposedly part of a garment used by Saint Nicolas.

San Agustín church is only a block from the zócalo so why not pop your head around the door and see what you think?

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