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

The Church of San Andrés

 
 
The Church of San Andrés Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 10, 2018
1. The Church of San Andrés Marker
Inscription.  

En esta calle estuvo la Iglesia de Sn Andres en donde fue embalsamado el cadáver de Maximiliano de Hapsburgo.
1867
Catálogo de la Insp. Gral. de Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos.

English translation:
On this street was the Church of San Andrés, where the body of Maximillian of Hapsburg was embalmed.
1867
Catalog of the Inspector General of Artistic and Historic Monuments
 
Erected by Catálogo de la Inspección General de Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionMan-Made FeaturesWars, Non-US. A significant historical year for this entry is 1756.
 
Location. 19° 26.17′ N, 99° 8.344′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Centro Histórico. Memorial is on Xicoténcatl just north of Calle de Tacuba, on the left when traveling north. 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. Location of Scenes from Spectre (a few steps from this marker); Statue of Carlos IV of Spain (within
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shouting distance of this marker); Offices of the Diario del Hogar (within shouting distance of this marker); Museum of the Heroic Military College (within shouting distance of this marker); Filomeno Mata (within shouting distance of this marker); Garden of the Triple Alliance (within shouting distance of this marker); The Palace of Mines (within shouting distance of this marker); Guglielmo Marconi (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
Regarding The Church of San Andrés. Maximillian was embalmed after being shot by firing squad in Querétaro, but due to the quality of the embalming and the trip from there to Mexico City, it was necessary to embalm his body again here, in the Church of San Andrés. The church became a type of last, nostalgic meeting place for those that had supported the Second Mexican Empire. Probably for this reason Benito Juárez ordered that it be demolished in 1868. It was soon replaced by the Palacio de Comunicaciones (Palace of Communications), now the National Art Museum.
 
The Church of San Andrés Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 10, 2018
2. The Church of San Andrés Marker
The marker is hard to see on the southeast corner of what is now the Nacional Art Museum (MUNAL, Museo Nacional de Arte).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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