Fodor's Expert Review Parroquia de Santa María Magdalena

Xico Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The petite Parroquia de Santa María Magdalena, at the end of Avenida Hidalgo, was built on the highest spot in town, so you have to climb some steep stairs to get to the entrance. Behind the altar is a traditional depiction of the crucifixion with Mary Magdalene, showing a bit more shoulder than usual, lying prostrate beneath the cross. A more demure statue of her is dressed in a different outfit for every day of the festival in her honor. The small museum behind the church has a display of her ensembles.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Calle Benito Juárez at Calle Lerdo
Xico, Veracruz  91240, Mexico