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Convent of San Miguel Archangel Ixmiquilpan

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2021
1. Convent of San Miguel Archangel Ixmiquilpan Marker
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Convento de San Miguel Arcángel Ixmiquilpan
Pertenece al conjunto de edificaciones que recuerdan fortalezas, levantadas por los agustinos en el siglo XVI. El templo y el convento fueron promovidos entre 1550 y 1560 por fray Andrés de Mata.

La fachada del templo es de estilo plateresco, con columnas pareadas en el primer cuerpo y adornos que enmarcan a la ventana del coro; ésta se remata con un pequeño frontón que parece subir hasta las almenas superiores.

La torre anexa se integra al conjunto con su remate y campaniles a manera de espadañas. La portería del claustro muestra dos arcos ojivales que se repiten en el claustro bajo, donde hay bóvedas de crucería y restos de pintura mural.

En el interior de la iglesia está la representación de las distintivas pinturas murales de la orden agustina en el claustro, capilla abierta, refecturio y la sacristía, todas ellas son muestra fiel de los imaginarios renacentistas; en tanto la nave del templo tiene en sus muros y bóveda pinturas hechas por tſacuilos indígenas otomies, lo trascendente es que no son precisamente imágenes religiosas,
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By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2021
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más bien son representaciones paganas en donde se pueden apreciar guerreros indígenas que luchan contra entes imaginarios como pueden ser dragones o centauros, todo pintado en planos bidimensionales. La parroquia también alberga al Señor de Jalpan, un Cristo muy venerado entre los pobladores de Ixmiquilpan, quienes preservan tradiciones y leyendas en torno a esta milagrosa figura.

English:
Convent of San Miguel Archangel Ixmiquilpan
It belongs to the set of buildings that bring to mind the fortresses, built by the Agustinos in the 16th century. Temple and convent were promoted between 1550 and 1560 by Brother Andrés de Mata.

The facade of the temple is in Plateresque style, with paired columns in the first section and adornments that frame the choir window, this is finished with a small pediment that seems to rise to the upper battlements.

The annex tower is integrated into the complex with its finish and small bells like bell gables. The facade of the cloister shows two pointed arches that are repeated in the lower cloister, where there are groin vaults and remains of a mural painting.

In the interior of the church is the representation of the distinctive mural paintings of the Augustine Order in the cloister, open chapel refectory and sacristy, al faithful samples of the renaissance imaginings;
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By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2021
3. Convent of San Miguel Archangel Ixmiquilpan and Marker
as for the nave of the temple it has on its walls and vault paintings done by Tlacuilo Otomi Indians.

It is transcendent that they are not exactly religious images but rather pagan representations where one can see Indian warriors fighting against imaginary beings, which could be dragons or centaurs, all painted in two-dimensional planes.

The parish church also shelters the Lord of Jalpan, a Christ image much venerated among those who populated Ixmiquilpan, who preserve the traditions and legends surrounding this miraculous figure.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionColonial EraNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1550.
 
Location. 20° 28.935′ N, 99° 13.138′ W. Marker is in Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, in Municipality of Ixmiquilpan. Marker is at the intersection of Nicolás Romero and Heroes de Chapultepec, on the right when traveling west on Nicolás Romero. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo 42300, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Temple and Convent of San Miguel Arcángel (within shouting distance of this marker); Alfonso Corona del Rosal (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Diana the Huntress (about 210 meters away); Municipal Palace
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By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2021
4. Convent of San Miguel Archangel Ixmiquilpan and Marker
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Hidalgo Theater (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Benito Juárez (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The San Miguel Arcangel Bridge (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Founding of Alfajayucan (approx. 15.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ixmiquilpan.
 
One of the murals in the convent's temple image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2021
5. One of the murals in the convent's temple
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 10, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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