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Tepotzotlán, Mexico State, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

Principal Facade of the San Francisco Javier Church

 
 
Principal Facade of the San Francisco Javier Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 16, 2018
1. Principal Facade of the San Francisco Javier Church Marker
Inscription.  

Fachada Principal de la Iglesia de San Francisco Javier
La fachada y la torre, ejemplos sobresalientes del barroco estípite del siglo XVIII (churrigueresco mexicano), fueron construidas de 1760 a 1762. La actual fachada se trabajó sobre la original del siglo XVII. Consta de dos cuerpos y un remate, tallados en piedra de chiluca gris. En ellos se observan esculturas sobre tres temas principales: El cuerpo inferior representa la gloria del martirio de los primeros cristianos. También se ven los doctores de la Iglesia y los evangelistas. En el Segundo cuerpo se distinguen al centro, la ventana del coro y la imagen de San Francisco Javier, patrón de esta iglesia jesuita. Santos de diversas órdenes religiosas indican la expansión del cristianismo. En el … San Miguel Arcángel y la Virgen María como los protectores e intercesores de todos los fieles cristianos.

English translation:
Principal Façade of San Francisco Javier Church
The façade and the tower, outstanding examples of the Baroque of the 18th century (Mexican Churrigueresque), were built from 1760 to 1762. The current façade
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was built over the original from the 17th century. It consists of two main bodies and details, carved in a gray stone known as ‘chiluca’. In includes sculptures covering three main themes: the lower body represents the glory of the martyrdom of the first Christians. The doctors of the Church and the evangelists can also be seen. In the second body we can distinguish the center, the choir window and the image of Saint Francis Xavier, patron of this Jesuit church. Saints of different religious orders indicate the expansion of Christianity. In the top portion Saint Michael the Archangel and the Virgin Mary are included as protectors and intercessors for all the Christian faithful.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1760.
 
Location. 19° 42.782′ N, 99° 13.347′ W. Marker is in Tepotzotlán, Estado de Mexico (Mexico State). Marker is on Avenida Insurgentes just north of Calle Alie, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tepotzotlán MEX 54600, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 17th Century Entryway (a few steps from this marker); The Royal Inland Road at Tepotzotlán (within shouting distance of this marker); Atrium of the Olives (within
Principal Facade of the San Francisco Javier Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 16, 2018
2. Principal Facade of the San Francisco Javier Church and Marker
A portion of the marker is just visible in front of the church.
shouting distance of this marker); Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Jesuit School of San Martín (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Cloister of San Francisco Javier (about 90 meters away); The Aqueduct of Xalpa (approx. 14 kilometers away); Sierra of Tepotzotlán (approx. 14.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tepotzotlán.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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