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Temple of the Professed or San José del Real

 
 
Temple of the Professed or San José del Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 4, 2017
1. Temple of the Professed or San José del Real Marker
Inscription.  
Templo de la Profesa o de San Jose del Real
Entre 1579 y 1610 se construyo en este sitio el Templo Jesuita que fue destruido por la inundación de 1629. De 1714 a 1720 Pedro de Arrieta edificó el templo que vemos hoy, de estilo barroco cuyo altar mayor fue sustituido en 1800 por uno Neoclasico de Manuel Tolsa y esculturas de Pedro Patiño Ixtlonique.

En 1820 fue lugar de reunión del grupo conservador que se proclamo a favor del absolutismo y contra la Constitucion de 1812.

Actualmente posee una importante pinacoteca virreinal.

English translation:
Temple of the Professed or San José del Real
Between 1579 and 1610 a Jesuit temple was built on this site, which was destroyed by the flood of 1629. From 1714 to 1720 Pedro de Arrieta built the temple we see today, in the Baroque style whose main altar was replaced in 1800 by a Neoclassic style altar by Manuel Tolsa and sculptures by Pedro Patiño Ixtlonique.

In 1820 it was a meeting place of the Conservative groups that proclaimed in favor of absolutism and against the Constitution of 1812.

Temple of the Professed or San José del Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 4, 2017
2. Temple of the Professed or San José del Real Marker
The marker can be seen to the left in this view of the temple.
Currently it has an important viceregal gallery of artwork.
 
Location. 19° 26.013′ N, 99° 8.201′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Avenida Francisco I. Madero just west of Calle Isabel la Católica, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. House of the Marquis de Prado Alegre (within shouting distance of this marker); The Museum of the Estanquillo (within shouting distance of this marker); Café La Concordia (within shouting distance of this marker); El Gran Café La Concordia (within shouting distance of this marker); La Droguería Plateros (within shouting distance of this marker); High Water Mark of 1629 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Gillow (within shouting distance of this marker); Dulcería de Celaya (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding Temple of the Professed or San José del Real. This temple served as Cathedral during the Cristero War (1926-1929) as the Metropolitan Cathedral was closed by the Mexican government.
 
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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 79 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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