Churches here are old, from the time of the Spanish, 16th and 17th Century. They are often dilapidated but they will surprise any visitor with their grandeur. They are sacred but often include the profane, or at least the popular.
Check out the parol (Christmas stars) here on one of my favorite churches, in Albuquerque (that's right), and the bride and groom dressed for a "pictorial" in its wonderful old courtyard. If you go, walk across as we did and get a look at the interior.