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Mineral del Monte in Municipality of Mineral del Monte, Hidalgo, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Holy Cross Church

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 6, 2020
1. Holy Cross Church Marker
Inscription.  

Capilla de la Santa Veracruz
La Capilla de la Veracruz, fue el segundo templo edificado por los padres Franciscanos de Pachuca, quienes la instituyeron en Tercera Orden de San Francisco en el año de 1648.

La construcción es de mampostería cubierta de bóveda de cañón con lunetos, con una cúpula con linternilla en el crucero y el piso de madera.

En su interior se encuentran dos retablos de madera dorada de estilo churrigueresco, en el altar mayor se encuentra la imagen de San Francisco de Asís.

English:
Holy Cross Church
The Chapel of the Veracruz, (Holy Cross) was the second temple built by the Franciscan fathers who appointed it the Third Order of Saint Francis in the year 1648.

The construction is masonry covered with a barrel welsh vault. With a Lantern Dome on the crossing and wooden floor.

In its interior there are two altarpieces of golden wood, Churriguera style on the main altar is the image of Saint Francis of Assisi.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture
Holy Cross Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 6, 2020
2. Holy Cross Church and Marker
Churches & ReligionColonial Era.
 
Location. 20° 8.385′ N, 98° 40.381′ W. Marker is in Mineral del Monte, Hidalgo, in Municipality of Mineral del Monte. Marker is at the intersection of General Tapia and Morelos, on the right when traveling north on General Tapia. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: General Tapia 6, Mineral del Monte, Hidalgo 42130, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sanctuary of Our Lord of Zelontla (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to Mexican Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); Museum of Labor Medicine "Nicolás Zavala" (within shouting distance of this marker); Formation of the National Miner's Union in 1934 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Church of Our Lady of the Rosary (about 120 meters away); House of the Count (about 150 meters away); Emmanuel Methodist Temple (about 180 meters away); First Worker Strike (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineral del Monte.
 
Regarding Holy Cross Church. The word "Holy" is unfortunately misspelled as "Holly" twice on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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