Фасады миссионерских церквей Сьерра-Горды: вопросы стиля
Sierra Gorda is remote mountainous region of Central Mexico. A group of five missionary churches was built here in 1750th-1760th by Franciscans monks led by famous fray Serra, future apostle of California. They had very interesting architectural forms, a mixture of colonial Spanish and local indigenous traditions. They are even listed by UNESCO world heritage, but the studies of their architecture are still few and insufficient. In particular, there is no answer to the question of the origin of their builders. The paper argues, they were not from Mexico city, and not from nearby Querétaro, but from the mining town San Luís Potosí.