Near Santa Rosa Jáuregui in Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
The Mission at Tilaco
De Paseo por Querétaro
(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.
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.
Do you know? ∙ Some features of architecture in the Sierra Gorda missions are inspired by the Tequitqui (or Folk) Baroque.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1550.
Location. 20° 43.963′ N, 100° 26.988′ W. Marker is near Santa Rosa Jáuregui, 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 QUE 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.