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Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Temple and former convent of Teresitas

 
 
Temple and former convent of Teresitas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 8, 2021
1. Temple and former convent of Teresitas Marker
Inscription.  

Templo y antiguo convento de Teresitas
En 1805, quince religiosas se instalaron en este conjunto conventual dedicado a santa Teresa de Jesús. El diseño del templo es atribuido a Manuel Tolsá, fue realizado por Pedro Ortiz y decorado por Eduardo Tresguerras. En su interior se encuentran custodiadas las reliquias de san Mansueto Mártir. En 1867, el convento fungló brevemente como prisión del emperador Maximiliano de Habsburgo y sus generales. Actualmente el antiguo convento es sede de la Diócesis de Querétaro y el Conservatorio de Música.

English translation:
Temple and former Convent of Teresitas
In 1805, fifteen nuns settled in this convent dedicated to Saint Teresa of Jesus. The temple was designed by Manuel Tolsá, built by Pedro Ortiz, and decorated by Eduardo Tresguerras. In Its interior, the relics of Saint Mansuetus the Martyr are stored. In 1867, the convent briefly served as the prison of the Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg and his generals. Today, the building is home to the Diocese of Querétaro and the Conservatory of Music.
 
Erected
Temple and former convent of Teresitas and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 8, 2021
2. Temple and former convent of Teresitas and Marker
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2018 by Municipalidad de Querétaro.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
 
Location. 20° 35.444′ N, 100° 23.334′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida Reforma Oriente and Calle Vergara Sur, on the left when traveling west on Avenida Reforma Oriente. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Avenida Reforma Ote 46, Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Junípero Serra (within shouting distance of this marker); Professor Eduardo Loarca Castillo (within shouting distance of this marker); House of José María Sánchez (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Flor Baja Fountain (about 150 meters away); Fountain of the Hanged (about 180 meters away); Bronze Map of the City of Santiago de Querétaro (about 180 meters away); The House of the Lady of Zacatecas (about 210 meters away); Francisco León de la Barra (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Regarding Temple and former convent of Teresitas. The marker also mentions that the area is part of the Zone of Historical Monuments of Querétaro (Zona de Monumentos Históricos de Querétaro) as part of its designation
A nearby Camino de San Junipero Serra 2019 tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 8, 2021
3. A nearby Camino de San Junipero Serra 2019 tablet
as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
Inscription on the pediment of the temple image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 8, 2021
4. Inscription on the pediment of the temple
"A Solis Ortu us que ad Ocasum Laudabile Nomen Domini" or roughly "the name of the Lord is worthy of praise from sunrise to sunset." This is Psalm 112:3 in the Vulgate version of the Bible.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 8, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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