Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Temple of San Bernardo

 
 
The Temple of San Bernardo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 4, 2017
1. The Temple of San Bernardo Marker
Inscription.
Templo de San Bernardo.
Iglesia del siglo XVII, perteneciente al
convento del mismo nombre. Al abrirse
la Av. 20 de Noviembre, la fachada
oriente fue girada hacia la calle
Venustiano Carranza para conservarse,
dando frente a la avenida.

English translation:
Temple of San Bernardo (Saint Bernard)
A church built in the 17th century, belonging to the convent of the same name. When the 20th of November Avenue was opened, the eastern facade of the church was turned towards Venustiano Carranza Street in order to be preserved, facing the avenue.

 
Location. 19° 25.856′ N, 99° 8.033′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Calle Venustiano Carranza just east of Calle de la Palma, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle Venustiano Carranza 81, Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Diego Franco (a few steps from this marker); Juan de la Granja (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos (about 210 meters away); Café del Cazador
The Temple of San Bernardo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 4, 2017
2. The Temple of San Bernardo Marker
The marker is partially visible here to the right of the northern facade of the temple, facing Calle Venustiano Carranza. It is just below a sign that reads "Esto Esto".
(approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The House of Juan Altamirano (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Novitiate of the Convent of Saint Augustine (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Palace of the Counts of San Mateo Valparaiso (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Chapel of the Marquis of Salvatierra (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding The Temple of San Bernardo. The church and convent were closed during the Reform of 1861 under President Juárez. It was at this time that the convent was demolished, making way for the construction of the Avenida 20 de Noviembre. The marker text is unclear, however, since if the eastern facade was turned towards Calle Venustiano Carranza (thus becoming the northern facade), it wouldn't face the Avenida any more. Likewise, the church currently has decorative facades on both street entrances, so it is not clear which one was the facade mentioned in the marker text that was turned and preserved.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
Paid Advertisement