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San Luis Potosí, Mexico — The Northeast (and Central Highlands)
 

Basilica of Guadalupe

 
 
Basilica of Guadalupe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
1. Basilica of Guadalupe Marker
Inscription.  

Basilica de Guadalupe.
A devoción y expensas del Capitan Español y Tesorero de la Caja Real, Don Francisco de Castro y Mampaso se construyo en este lugar el año de 1654, la primera ermita dedicada a Santa María de Guadalupe. Juramento de la ciudad declarándola Patrona de Aguas, Minas y Comercio, 14 de diciembre de 1771. Primera piedra del edificio actual, 27 de setiembre de 1772. Don Felipe Cleere, Tesorero Real, diseño y dirigio la construcción. Dedicacion del templo 12 de octubre de 1801. Ocupacion por las tropa del Imperio de 1865 a 1871. Reconciliacion del templo, 2 de diciembre de 1871. Decoracion 1896. Coronacion de la imagen, 12 de octubre de 1923. Restauracion del decorado, 1974.
Año Santo, 12 de diciembre de 1975.

English translation:
Basilica of Guadalupe
Due to the devotion and at the expense of the Spanish Captain and Treasurer of the Royal Treasury, Francisco de Castro y Mampaso, here in this place, in 1654 was built the first hermitage dedicated to Santa María de Guadalupe. The City took an oath declaring her its Patroness of Water, Mines and Commerce on December
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14, 1771. The first stone of the current building was placed on September 27, 1772. Felipe Cleere, the Royal Treasurer, designed and directed the construction. The dedication of the temple was on October 12, 1801. The temple was occupied by troops of the Empire from 1865 to 1871. The temple was reconciled on December 2, 1871 and decorated in 1896. Its image was crowned on October 12, 1923. A complete restoration was completed in 1974.
Holy Year, December 12, 1975
 
Erected 1975.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made FeaturesWars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is September 27, 1772.
 
Location. 22° 8.176′ N, 100° 58.254′ W. Marker is in San Luis Potosí. Marker is at the intersection of Calzada de Guadalupe and Calle de La Lonja, on the left when traveling south on Calzada de Guadalupe. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Luis Potosí 78000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miguel Hidalgo at the Basilica de Guadalupe (a few steps from this marker); Minor Basilica (within shouting distance of this marker); Francisco I. Madero (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Lupe Vélez (approx. one kilometer away); Water Reservoir (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); San Miguelito Square
Basilica of Guadalupe and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
2. Basilica of Guadalupe and Marker
The marker can be seen to the right of the main entrance to the basilica.
(approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Guadalupe Road (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); The 100th Anniversary of Mexican Independence (approx. 1.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Luis Potosí.
 
Regarding Basilica of Guadalupe. The marker mentions that the "temple was occupied by troops of the Empire from 1865 to 1871." These French troops were part of the Second Mexican Empire, finally ousted by Mexican Republican forces in 1871.
 
An additional Basilica of Guadalupe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
3. An additional Basilica of Guadalupe Marker
This additional marker describes that the church was elevated to the status of Minor Basilica in 1991. It reads:

Por concesión de la Sede Apostolica, este santuario de Ntra. Sra. De Guadalupe, fue elevado a rango de Basilica Menor, por un decreto dado por la Sagrada Congregacion de la Disciplina de los Sacramentos, el dia 27 de mayo de este año. Se digno ejecutar este decreto el Excmo. Sr. Arzobispo Dr. D. Arturo A. Szymansksi Ramirez. El 12 de septiembre. San Luis Potosi S.L.P. septiembre de 1991.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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Nov. 28, 2023