Church of Saint Anne

The construction of the Church of Santa Ana began in the 16th century and its use was exclusively intended for the native Mayans, since all religious services, except the mass, were carried out in the Mayan language. The patron saint of the church is Saint Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary, and there is also the image of Saint Joachim, father of the Virgin Mary and husband of Saint Anne. These representations reflect the religious faith of the inhabitants of the area, who They are recognized for their progress and industriousness, which gives their neighborhood an excellent reputation.

Igleisa de Santa Ana en Valladolid Pueblo Mágico

The structure of the church consists of a single temple with a single nave with a continuous barrel vault, while the sacristy is built of masonry. The façade has entrances framed in carved stonework with semicircular enclosures and is crowned by a two-section belfry with four bell towers, three in the first section (the central one being the largest) and one in the second, adorned with shaped details. of knob. At the top there is a stone cross.

The main altarpiece, in a baroque style, probably from the 17th century, houses the niche that contains the image of the church's patron saint. In the central part, above the tabernacle, there is a niche with two open doors, on which the images of Saint Joseph and Saint Peter are painted. On both sides of the main altar the figures of two saints draw attention: San Dimas and San Judas Tadeo. In this temple a very old chest is kept that contains the funerary ark of the Christ of Love.

Igleisa de Santa Ana en Valladolid Pueblo Mágico

Santa Ana Neighborhood Park

Formerly part of the atrial plaza of the temple, the Parque del Barrio de Santa Ana was transformed during the administration of Francisco Medina to adopt its current configuration, although its appearance has been modified on several occasions since then.

Located on 34th Street between 39th and 41st, this park was the site where Manuel Antonio Ay was hanged on June 30, 1847, accused of rebellion and conspiracy to start the Caste War. In past decades, the park had a monumental fountain that was demolished to make way for the current monument.

In the center of the park is the "Rotunda of the Hero Children", and every September 13 they are honored to commemorate their heroic defense of Chapultepec Castle.