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Zona Centro in Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

The Temple of Bethlehem

 
 
The Temple of Bethlehem Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
1. The Temple of Bethlehem Marker
Inscription.  
“Belen”
Principio este templo: 1717.
Se concluye: 1775.
Ereccion canonica a parroquia,
el 21 de noviembre de 1975.
Por el Excmo. y Revmo.
Sr. Dr. D. Anzelmo Zarza y Bernal,
Obispo de Leon.
Primer Parroco:
Jose Barajas Flores.
Guanajuato, Gto..

English translation:
“Bethlehem”
Construction began on this temple in 1717 and was concluded in 1775.
It became a parish on November 21, 1975.
By the most excellent and reverend
Anzelmo Zarza y Bernal, Bishop of León
The first parish priest was José Barajas Flores
Guanajuato, Guanajuato

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is November 21, 1975.
 
Location. 21° 1.072′ N, 101° 15.46′ W. Marker is in Guanajuato. It is in Zona Centro. Marker is on Calle Benito Juárez just east of Cuesta de Mendizábal, on the right when traveling west. The temple and marker are directly across the street (north) of the Hidalgo Market (Mercado Hidalgo).
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Av Benito Juárez 77, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bethlehemite Convent in Guanajuato (a few steps from this marker); The Hidalgo Market (within shouting distance of this marker); José Martí in Mexico (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Cemetery of the Convent of the Temple of Bethlehem (about 90 meters away); The International Cervantes Festival (about 120 meters away); San Roque Church and Plaza (about 120 meters away); The Temple of San Roque (about 120 meters away); Enrique Ruelas Espinosa (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guanajuato.
 
The Temple of Bethlehem Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
2. The Temple of Bethlehem Marker
This additional marker is to the left of the main entrance to the temple. It reads:
Templo de Belen
Construido en su mayor
parte a expensas de Don
Antonio Obregón y Alcocer,
1er Conde de Valenciana y
dedicado en el año de 1775
Ayuntamiento 1989 a 1991

English translation:
Temple of Bethlehem
Constructed in its majority at the expense of Antonio Obregón y Alcocer, 1st Count of Valenciana and dedicated in 1775.
City Council of 1989-1991
The Temple of Bethlehem Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
3. The Temple of Bethlehem Marker
The featured marker can be seen to the right of the entrance through the metal fence. A portion of the additional marker can be seen to the left of the entrance, between the two windows.
The Temple of Bethlehem and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2018
4. The Temple of Bethlehem and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   4. submitted on October 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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