One A Day – 1053 – Nurio

Plaza with Historic Church dated 1639

Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol

Municipal Building

Traditional Hospital Grounds and Kitchens for the Church

Flowers on the Grounds

Granary and Bell Tower

Church Yard

Chapel Door

Under Choir Loft in Chapel

Detail – Flowers

Guatapera Chapel of La Inmaculada

Detail of rare beam and plywood ceiling, painted in 1803 by Jose Gregorio Cervantes

Detail Chapel Altar Left Side

Detail Chapel Altar Right Side

Painted and Vaulted Ceiling in Chapel

Calla Lily on Grounds of Church

Augustinian Church of Santiago Apostal, choir loft above

Painted Ceiling under Choir Loft in Cathedral

Altar, Augustinian Church of Santiago Apostal

Painting on Side Wall

Old Metal Cross (missing top bar?) Near Edge of Choir Loft

Reliquary and Icon

Virgin of Guadalupe

Senor de los Milagros

Santiago with Dollars

Altar to Mary

Toward the Outside Door

Altar, Augustinian Church of Santiago Apostal


  • Feria de la Mazorca y Fiesta al Señor de los Milagros, Nurio, Michoacan, Mexico
  • Nurio, Michoacan, México
  • October 11, 2017
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Last week I went to a fair in Nurio, a Purepecha pueblo not too far from Capacuaro.  The event was a harvest fair with roots back to pre-Hispanic times and it was a very nice visit. These are photos of the historic and beautiful church in Nurio and the small chapel behind it. Both are unique examples of architectural and decorative styles dating back centuries. I would have been sadly remiss to have ignored them. It isn’t easy to get to Nurio from Morelia, but it is a worthwhile trip. I do have photos of the first day of the festival and I hope to post them soon.

There are a lot of photos in this post, but I wanted to keep the photos of the church together as much as possible.