Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
The Founders of Salamanca
“Prof. Primitivo Soto”
Al I. Obispo D. Vasco de Quiroga
D. Bartolome Sanchez Torrado
Fundadores de Salamanca
To the Illustrious Bishop Vasco de Quiroga and
Bartolomé Sánchez Torrado
Founders of Salamanca
1603 - 1953
Erected 1953 by Escuela Secundaria Profesor Primitivo Soto.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1603.
Location. 20° 34.103′ N, 101° 11.971′ W. Marker is in Salamanca, Guanajuato. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Río Lerma and Calle Revolución, on the left when traveling north on Calle Río Lerma. The marker is mounted to the eastern face of the Templo del Hospital del Señor. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salamanca GTO 36700, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lord of the Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Hacienda of the Cañada de Ortega Sanctuary The Ex-Convent of Saint Augustine (within shouting distance of this marker); Valtierrilla (within shouting distance of this marker); The Main Garden or Constitution Square (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Temple of Saint Augustine (about 150 meters away); The House of the Inquisitor (about 150 meters away); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salamanca.
Regarding The Founders of Salamanca. Vasco de Quiroga (1470-1565) was the first bishop of Michoacán, Mexico. He is remembered for his support of the rights of indigenous peoples. There are some who believe that he may have visited the area that would eventually become the town of Salamanca prior to his death, although not before its definite establishment on January 1, 1603, as he died in 1565.
There are very few details available about Bartolomé Sánchez Torrado, except that he was a member of the military and came from the nearby town of Irapuato.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.