Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
The Chapel of La Piedad
Esta Capilla se construyó en 1900-1901.
Dependencia de la Insp. Gral. De Monumentos Artisticos e Históricos
Dependency of the Inspector General of Artistic and Historic Monuments
Erected by Dependencia de la Inspección General de Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features • Wars, Non-US.
Location. 20° 35.598′ N, 100° 24.57′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Memorial can be reached from Calle Cerro de las Campanas just west of Calle Justo Sierra, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76010, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hill of the Bells (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Hill of the Bells (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); General Mariano Escobedo Founding of the Autonomous University of Querétaro (about 210 meters away); Site of the Surrender of Maximilian (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Children Heroes of the Battle of Chapultepec (approx. half a kilometer away); The Parish of Cristo Rey (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Félix Nabor Osores de Sotomayor García (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
Also see . . . Emperor Maximilian Memorial Chapel. The hill on what was formerly the outskirts of Querétaro was the site of the end of the Second Mexican Empire. After being intercepted by the Republican generals on May 15, 1867, the emperor, who had been besieged in Querétaro since March, surrendered near the hill to General Mariano Escobedo. He was jailed, along with his two generals: Miramón, who had been the president of Mexico for most of 1859 and 1860, and Mejía, a Querétaro-born cavalry general. After a court-martial in Querétaro in which all three were sentenced to death, the sentence was carried out atop the hill on June 19, 1867, when Maximilian, Miramón and Mejía were executed. The site was initially marked with piles of stone topped by crosses made of sticks; (Submitted on July 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 4. submitted on April 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 5. submitted on July 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.