It was built in the mid-17th century in the style of the transition period from Baroque to Neoclassical, with influences from Juan de Herrera and Latin American art. It is a very unique style that is unlike most of the churches in this area, due to both its massive size and unique aesthetics and finishing elements.
Highlights inside include high reliefs on the walls of the Mudejar-style naves with post-Columbian themes and influences from the Inca and Aztec cultures.
The street where it stands is too narrow to take in the entire tall façade. There is an ample space opposite the side façade that is less impressive from an architectural perspective.
There is a beautiful monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus outside the Church.