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

The Convent of San Diego and the Inquisition

 
 
The Convent of San Diego and the Inquisition Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2018
1. The Convent of San Diego and the Inquisition Marker
Inscription.  
Combento. de Sn. Diego.
Frente a este lugar estuvo el quemadero de la Inquisicion.
de 1596 a 1771.
Dirección de monumentos coloniales y de la República

English translation:
Convent of San Diego
In front of this place people were burned at the stake due to the Inquisition from 1596 to 1771.
Office of Monuments of the Colony and the Republic

 
Erected by Dirección de monumentos coloniales y de la República.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1596.
 
Location. 19° 26.187′ N, 99° 8.772′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Centro Histórico. Marker is on Calle Doctor Mora just north of Avenida Juárez, on the left when traveling north. Calle Doctor Mora is pedestrian-only. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Mass Arrest of Gays in Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); The Temple of San Hipólito
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(about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Angel Albino Corzo (about 150 meters away); Temple of San Hipólito y Casiano (about 180 meters away); The Hospital of San Hipólito (about 180 meters away); Hospicio de Pobres (about 180 meters away); House of Vicente Riva Palacio (about 180 meters away); Manuel Buendía (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
The Convent of San Diego and the Inquisition Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2018
2. The Convent of San Diego and the Inquisition Marker
This additional marker was used as part of the title and text of this entry, assuming it was placed at the same time as the additional marker with historical information.
The Convent of San Diego and the Inquisition Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2018
3. The Convent of San Diego and the Inquisition Marker
The marker can be seen attached to a column of the entry gate to what is now the Laboratorio Arte Alameda (Alameda Art Laboratory), an exhibition venue for contemporary art and an area for art workshops.
A view of the entrance to the temple of the Ex-Convent of San Diego image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2018
4. A view of the entrance to the temple of the Ex-Convent of San Diego
Carlos M. Bustamonte marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2018
5. Carlos M. Bustamonte marker
This additional marker, mounted to a wall to the right of the entrance to the ex-convent, mentions that the Mexican Independence journalist Carlos M. Bustamonte was buried in the church's cemetery. It reads:

A la memoria
del
Lic. Carlos M. de Bustamonte
periodista insurgente
cuyos restos reposan
en el cementerio de esta iglesia
21-IX-1848 – 22-IX-1921
“Excelsior”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   5. submitted on August 5, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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