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Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico — The Pacific Coast (and Central Highlands)
 

Temple of San Agustín

 
 
Temple of San Agustín Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 26, 2021
1. Temple of San Agustín Marker
Inscription.  

Templo de San Agustín
Este conjunto conventual, que data de la segunda mitad del siglo XVI, tiene la particularidad de haber siela fundado dentro de una villa de población española, hecho poco comun porque la función primordial del convento era la evangelización de la población nativa. El conjunto constaba de templo, claustro, atrio y unas extensas huertas que abarcaban varias cuadras de la actual ciudad. Se nota en la fachada la influencia plateresca, la entrada está enmarcado por columnos corintias y una cornisa en su parte superior. Al sur, se observa una arquería que originalmente estaba abierta hacia el exterior. El templo está dedicado a Santa María de Gracia y en su fachada se puede apreciar el emblema agustino: el corazón atravesado por tres flechas.

Planta Arquitectónica
1. Sacristía actual
2. Presbiterio
3. Antesacristia
4. Cúpula
5. Capilla de Cristo Rey
6. Nave del templo
7. Patio principal
8. Portada lateral
9. Claustro bajo
10. Repartidor
11. Antigua sala capitular
12. Antigua portería

English:
Temple
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This "convento", which dates to the second half of the 16th century, is one of very few monasteries founded in Spanish villas in New Spain. Since the main purpose of this type of building was to convert the native population, they were usually founded in or near existing villages. Originally, the complex consisted of church, cloister, atrium and extensive orchards which covered several of today's city blocks. The facade is of plateresque style, and the entrance is framed by corinthian columns and a simple cornice. South of the Church, the cloister wall has an arcade originally open to the exterior. The church is declicated to Saint Mary of Grace and the façade displays the emblem of the Augustine order: a heart pierced by three arrows.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era.
 
Location. 19° 42.054′ N, 101° 11.598′ W. Marker is in Morelia, Michoacán. Marker is at the intersection of Calle La Corregidora and Hidalgo, on the left when traveling west on Calle La Corregidora. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morelia MIC 58020, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Augustinians in Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); Birth House of Morelos (within shouting distance of this marker); José María Morelos
Temple of San Agustín Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 26, 2021
2. Temple of San Agustín Marker
The marker can be seen on the northern side of the temple.
(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Lancasterian Normal Schools (about 90 meters away); House of José Mariano y Nicolás Michelena (about 90 meters away); Consistorial House (about 120 meters away); Benito Juárez Garcia (about 120 meters away); Martyrs of Liberty (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morelia.
 
The western facade and entrance of the Temple of San Agustín image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 30, 2021
3. The western facade and entrance of the Temple of San Agustín
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   3. submitted on October 25, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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Sep. 22, 2023