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Near Santa Rosa Jáuregui in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Mission at Tilaco

De Paseo por Querétaro

 
 
The Mission at Tilaco Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 18, 2019
1. The Mission at Tilaco Marker
Inscription.  

Misión Tilaco
(Landa de Matamoros, Qro.)

Año 1758 ∙ Bendecida por Fray Juan Crespi en el mes de octubre.

En su fachada se aprecian las esculturas de San Pedro, San Pablo, La Inmaculada Concepción, San José y San Francisco de Asís, además de varios ángeles.

Su fachada se caracteriza por un detalle extraño: cuatro sirenas sonrientes.

Algunos artistas creen la idea de que simbolizan el pecado y que sobre el debe prevalecer la fé.

¿Sabias qué? ∙ Algunos rasgos de la arquitectura en las misiones de la Sierra Gorda están inspirados en el barroco tequitqui.

English translation:
The Mission at Tilaco
(Landa de Matamoros, Querétaro)

1758 ∙ Blessed by Friar Juan Crespi in the month of October. On its façade, the sculptures of Saint Peter, Saint Paul, the Immaculate Conception, Saint Joseph and Saint Francis of Assisi, as well as several angels can be seen. Its facade is characterized by a strange detail: four mermaids smiling. Some artists believe that they symbolize sin and the idea that faith should prevail over it.
The Mission at Tilaco Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 18, 2019
2. The Mission at Tilaco Marker
Note the scale model of the mission church in the background. Unfortunately the replica does not include the four smiling mermaids mentioned in the marker text. See the link to the actual Mission of Tilaco in order to appreciate the mermaids above the mission church's main entrance.

Do you know? ∙ Some features of architecture in the Sierra Gorda missions are inspired by the Tequitqui (or Folk) Baroque.
 
Location. 20° 43.963′ N, 100° 26.988′ W. Marker is near Santa Rosa Jáuregui, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker can be reached from Calle Melchor Ocampo just west of Independencia, on the left when traveling west. The marker is part of a series of markers near replicas of historic landmarks of Querétaro. The series is part of the "Parque Ludíca" attraction, just east of the large man-made lake at Parque Bicentenario. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Rosa Jáuregui, Querétaro 76220, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peña de Bernal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mission at Jalpan (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple of the Santa Cruz (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mission at Concá (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Rosa de Viterbo (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Teatro de la República (about 120 meters away); Aqueduct of Querétaro (about 120 meters away); A Group of Revolutionaries (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Rosa Jáuregui.
 
Also see . . .  250th Anniversary of the Founding of the Mission at Tilaco. This link is for a marker at
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the actual Mission of Tilaco. (Submitted on June 27, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureChurches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made Features
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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