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Santiago de Querétaro in Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Capilla del Espíritu Santo

 
 
Chapel of the Holy Spirit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 13, 2018
1. Chapel of the Holy Spirit Marker
This marker replaced a previous marker in 2018.
Inscription.  
Capilla del Espíritu Santo
Construida durante el siglo XVI por los franciscanos como una pequeña capilla para la evangelización de los indios, fue un espacio de culto y devoción religiosa. En 1805 auxilió a la parroquia de Santa Ana en la administración de los sacramentos. Durante el siglo XIX fue punto de peregrinación para la imagen de la Virgen de El Pueblito, considerada patrona de Querétaro. De su fachada original aún se conserva la espadaña con sus campanas.

English:
Chapel of the Holy Spirit
This building began in the 16th century as a small hermitage where the indigenous population could be converted. In the 19th century it was an auxiliary chapel of the parish of Santa Ana. During that time, the image of Our Lady of El Pueblito, patroness of Querétaro, remained here to be visited by devout dwellers. On the façade the belfry with its bells is still preserved.
 
Erected 2018 by Municipalidad de Querétaro.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work
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Location. 20° 35.316′ N, 100° 23.737′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. Marker can be reached from Calle José María Arteaga just west of Calle Melchor Ocampo, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Calle José María Arteaga, Santiago de Querétaro QUE 76000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Royal College and Convent of Santa Rosa de Viterbo (within shouting distance of this marker); General José María Arteaga Magallanes (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Church of Santa Rosa de Viterbo (about 90 meters away); The Main Water Canal (about 90 meters away); Water Storage Tank and Wash Basins (about 90 meters away); Ezequiel Montes Ledesma (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named The Main Water Canal (about 120 meters away); Fountain of Santo Domingo (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Chapel of the Holy Spirit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton
2. Chapel of the Holy Spirit Marker
The previous marker was a two-sided, bilingual marker. It read:

Capilla del Espiritu Santo
Es una de las capillas que se edificaron en los barrios indígenas de la ciudad. Su construcción fue realizada por Don Diego de Tapia a finales del siglo XVI, para ofrecer servicios religiosos a los naturales. La capilla ostenta una espadaña de dos cuerpos, con sus campanas, y un pequeño atrio. La barda atrial y su portada fueron construida en el siglo XVIII.

English:
Chapel of the Holy Spirit
One of the chapels built in the Indian neighborhoods of the city. Don Diego de Tapia carried out its construction at the end of the XVI Century, to offer religious services to the inhabitants. The chapel has a two-body belfry, with its bells and a small atrium. The atrium’s wall and front were built in the XVIII Century.
Chapel of the Holy Spirit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 23, 2017
3. Chapel of the Holy Spirit Marker
The previous marker was difficult to see, as it was beneath a flowering bush in a corner of the chapel's atrium.
Chapel of the Holy Spirit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 13, 2018
4. Chapel of the Holy Spirit Marker
This view shows the 2018 marker in its location to the left of the atrium's exit upon leaving.
Chapel of the Holy Spirit image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 23, 2017
5. Chapel of the Holy Spirit
The marker is just inside of the atrium's entrance to the right.
The interior of The Chapel of the Holy Spirit image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 23, 2017
6. The interior of The Chapel of the Holy Spirit
The 18th century atrium wall entrance mentioned in the previous marker's text. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 23, 2017
7. The 18th century atrium wall entrance mentioned in the previous marker's text.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 21, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   4. submitted on August 21, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   5, 6, 7. submitted on November 23, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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