San Miguel de Allende in Municipality of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Friar Juan de San Miguel
El Gobierno del Estado de Guanajuato
El Honorable Ayuntamiento de San Miguel de Allende
y pueblo en general
rinden homenaje a su insigne fundador
Fray Juan de San Miguel
En los 450 años de su muerte
Evangelizador ejemplar que demostro su gran amor
hacia los Otomies y Chichimecas de esta region
Recordandolo con admiracion y gratitud
San Miguel de Allende, Gto. 3 marzo del 2005
1555 - 2005
The Government of the State of Guanajuato
The Honorable Municipality of San Miguel de Allende
and the people as a whole
give tribute to the illustrious founder
Friar Juan de San Miguel
On the 450th anniversary of his death
A true evangelizer, he showed his great love
towards the Otomies and Chichimecas of this region
We remember him with admiration and gratitude
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, March 3, 2005
Erected 2005 by El Honorable Ayuntamiento de San Miguel de Allende.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series list.
Location. 20° 54.828′ N, 100° 44.634′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, in Municipality of San Miguel de Allende. Marker is on Calle Cuna de Allende just south of Calle Correo, on the right when traveling south. The marker and statue are directly in front of the House and Museum of Miguel Allende. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37700, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel (a few steps from this marker); Birthplace of Ignacio Allende (a few steps from this marker); Monument to José Diez de Sollano y Dávalos (within shouting distance of this marker); Parish of San Miguel Arcangel (within shouting distance of this marker); Fathers Miguel and José Joaquín Hidalgo (within shouting distance of this marker); Master Builder Ceferino Gutiérrez Muñóz (within shouting distance of this marker); Main GardenThe House of Luis Malo (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Allende.
Regarding Friar Juan de San Miguel. Friar Juan de San Miguel founded the town in 1542 under the name San Miguel el Grande. At the time of its founding it was the northernmost Spanish settlement in New Spain. It soon grew in importance when silver was discovered nearby in Zacatecas and Guanajuato, becoming part of the Royal Road (Camino Real de Tierra Adentro) that was used to send supplies to the mines and to transport silver and other metals.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.