Church And Hospital Of Jesus The Nazarene

Avenida 20 de Noviembre #82
Mexico City, DF 06500- Map It
Phone: (55) 5542-6501

AAA Editor Notes

Church and Hospital of Jesus the Nazarene (Iglesia y Hospital de Jes&#250;s Nazareno) is 3 blks. s. of the Z&#243;calo on Avenida Rep&#250;blica del Salvador; the entrance is at Salvador and Calles Mesones (M: Pino Su&#225;rez, lines 1 and 2). The first hospital in Mexico is said to stand on the site where Hern&#225;n Cort&#233;s and Aztec emperor Moctezuma had their first meeting in 1519; a large stone tablet on Pino Su&#225;rez next to the church commemorates the occasion.</br>The hospital, still in operation, now has a modern-looking exterior; the adjacent church is in the style of 17th-century Spanish colonial architecture. An entrance to the chapel is on Avenida Salvador at Pino Su&#225;rez. A plaque marking the tomb of the conquistador is on the wall to the left of the main altar, although his remains are in a burial niche hidden 10 feet above the floor.</br>The last piece of art created by Mexican muralist Jos&#233; Clemente Orozco, inspired by the Apocalypse as well as World War II, covers the ceiling and upper walls of the church's choir mezzanine. The building complex also encompasses two colonial-style, plant-filled courtyards.</br></br>
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 7-1 and 5-8. Rectory open Tues.-Fri. 11-noon and 1:15-2. Allow 30 minutes minimum.