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San Felipe del Progreso in Municipality of San Felipe del Progreso, Estado de Mexico, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Church of San Felipe

Esplandor Mazahua

 
 
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Iglesia de San Felipe
Antes de la llegada de los conquistadores españoles el territorio de San Felipe fue asentamiento de comunidades mazahuas. Por ser una comunidad de paso entre la ciudad de México y Morelia, en sus caminos transitaron importantes personalidades de la época de la conquita y de la colonia, como Hernán Cortés y Cristóbal de Olid.

Los beneficios que brindaba la ubicación geográfica del lugar llevaron a los españoles a decidir fundar un poblado que les sirviea como punto de protección a los viajeros y de abastecimiento militar. Fue en este contexto que en 1552 se fundó San Felipe el Grande. Poco después el poblado recibió la “merced real” para funcionar como un lugar de obraje textil y, entre otras actividades, se dedicó a fabricar cobijas, paños y telas. Gracias a esta merced, cambió su nombre por el de San Felipe del Obraje.

El nombre oficial de este templo es Santuario de San Felipe del Progreso, pero entre la comunidad es conocido por el nombre de Iglesia de San Felipe y Santiago. Es una construcción realizada por los frailes agustinos que data de los siglos XVI y XVII, la fachada
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muestra un mayor número de carateristicas del esilo herreriano de finales del siglo XVI, mientras que la torre campanario y su torre menor corresponden a características arquitectónicas del siglo XVII con tendencias hacia el estilo plateresco.

Los elementos decorativos del altar mayor corresponde al estilo renacentista, al igual que las pinturas de la cúpula. Sobresale el techo compuesto por una “parhilera”, técnica con la que se ensamblan en forma lineal piezas de madera (o metal), para formar una cubierta.

English translation:
Church of San Felipe
Before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors, the territory of San Felipe was the settlement of Mazahua communities. As a community of passage between Mexico City and Morelia, in its paths important personalities of the time of the conquest and the colonization such as Hernán Cortés and Cristóbal de Olid transited.

The benefits afforded by the geographical location of the place led the Spaniards to decide to found a village that served them as a point of protection to travelers and of military supply. It was in this context that in 1552 San Felipe el Grande was founded. Shortly after, the town received the “royal grant” to function as a place for working with textiles and among other activities; it devoted itself to making blankets, cloths and fabrics. Thanks to this grant, it changed
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its name to San Felipe del Obraje.

The official name of this church is Santuario de San Felipe Del Progreso, but among the community it is known as the Church of San Felipe and Santiago. It is a construction made by the Augustinian friars dating from the XVIth and XVIIth centuries, the façade shows a greater number of features of the Herrera style of the late XVIth century, while the bell tower and the lower tower correspond to architectural features of the XVIIth century with trends towards the plateresque style.

The decorative elements of the main altar correspond to the Renaissance style, like the paintings of the dome. Protruding is the roof composed of a “ridgepole” technique that linearly assembles pieces of wood (or metal) to form a cover.
 
Erected by Gobierno del Estado de México.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionColonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1552.
 
Location. 19° 42.785′ N, 99° 57.174′ W. Marker is in San Felipe del Progreso, Estado de Mexico, in Municipality of San Felipe del Progreso. Marker is on Calle Iturbide just north of De la Paz, on the left when traveling north. The marker is in the southeast corner of the San Felipe del Progreso central park. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: San Felipe del Progreso, Estado de Mexico 50640, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manuel Gómez Marín (within shouting distance of this marker); Antonio Campos y Moreno (within shouting distance of this marker); "Astucia" by Luis G. Inclán (within shouting distance of this marker); Fernando Orozco y Berra (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Town of San Felipe del Obraje (about 90 meters away); José de Jesus Francisco Pedraza Contreras (about 120 meters away); Isidro Fabela Cultural Center (approx. 12.6 kilometers away); Dr. Arturo Vélez Martínez (approx. 12.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Felipe del Progreso.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 29, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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