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

The Temple of San Hipólito

 
 
The Temple of San Hipólito Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2018
1. The Temple of San Hipólito Marker
Inscription.  
Tal fue la mortandad que en este lugar hicieron los aztecas a los españoles la noche del día 1 de julio de 1520 llamado por esto noche triste que después de haber entrado triunfantes a esta ciudad los conquistadores al año siguiente resolvieron edificar aquí una ermita que llamaron de los mártires y la dedicaron a San Hipólito por haber ocurrido la toma de la ciudad el día 13 de agosto en que se celebra este santo. Aquella capilla quedó a cargo del ayuntamiento de México quien acordó hacer en lugar de ella una iglesia mejor, que la que hoy existe y fue comenzada en 1599.

English translation:
Such was the death of the Spaniards at the hands of the Aztecs on the night of July 1, 1520, now known as the “Night of Sorrows”, that after having finally triumphantly entered this city a year later, the conquerors decided to erect a hermitage here that they called “Of the Martyrs”. It was dedicated to Saint Hippolytus, as that saint is celebrated on the day of their entry on August 13. That chapel was under the charge of the City Hall of Mexico City, who agreed to eventually build a better
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church, which is that which exists here today. Its construction was begun in 1599.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraWars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1520.
 
Location. 19° 26.26′ N, 99° 8.807′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Centro Histórico. Marker is at the intersection of Paseo de la Reforma and Avenida Hidalgo, on the right when traveling south on Paseo de la Reforma. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de México 06300, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple of San Hipólito y Casiano (a few steps from this marker); The Hospital of San Hipólito (within shouting distance of this marker); Manuel Buendía (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); House of Vicente Riva Palacio (about 90 meters away); First Mass Arrest of Gays in Mexico (about 120 meters away); The Convent of San Diego and the Inquisition (about 150 meters away); Angel Albino Corzo (about 150 meters away); Melchor Ocampo (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
The Temple of San Hipólito Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2018
2. The Temple of San Hipólito Marker
The temple can be seen in the background in this view.
The Temple of San Hipólito image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2018
3. The Temple of San Hipólito
The temple is now dedicated to San Judas Tadeo. The marker is just to the left in this view.
The Temple of San Hipólito image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2018
4. The Temple of San Hipólito
The marker is far to the right in this view to the north of the temple.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 4, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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