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Centro Histórico in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

The Temple of San Bernardo

 
 
The Temple of San Bernardo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 19° 25.856′ N, 99° 8.033′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Centro Histórico. 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 México 06000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Diego Franco (a few steps from this marker); El Palacio de Hierro (within shouting distance of this marker); Las Fábricas Universales (within shouting distance of this marker); 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); Gran Hotel de la Ciudad de México (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
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.
 
The Temple of San Bernardo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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".
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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