Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
The Temple of 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.
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); El Palacio de Hierro First Street with Public Lighting (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); House of the Count de la Torre de Cossio (about 90 meters away); Convent of San Bernardo (about 120 meters away); The Constitution of Cádiz (about 120 meters away); El Gran Hotel de la Ciudad de México (about 150 meters away); El Centro Mercantil (about 150 meters 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 Work • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-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 54 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.