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Atotonilco in Municipality of Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Sanctuary of Jesus Nazarene of Atotonilco UNESCO World Heritage Site

 
 
Sanctuary of Jesus Nazarene of Atotonilco UNESCO World Heritage Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 1, 2016
1. Sanctuary of Jesus Nazarene of Atotonilco UNESCO World Heritage Site Marker
Inscription.
La villa protectora de
San Miguel
y el Santuario de Jesús Nazareno de
Atotonilco
han sido inscritos en la
Lista del Patrimonio Mundial en virtud de la Convención
para la Protección del Patrimonio Mundial Cultural y Natural.
La inscripción en esta Lista consagra el Valor Universal Excepcional
de un bien cultural o natural
para que sea protegido en beneficio de toda la humanidad.

Comité del Patrimonio Mundial
Québec, Canadá, julio 7 de 2008.
San Miguel de Allende, Febrero 28 de 2009

English translation:
The protective town of San Miguel
and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazarene of
Atotonilco
have been inscribed in the
List of World Heritage Sites under the Convention for the Protection of the World’s Cultural and Natural Heritage.
The inscription in this List consecrates the site as one having cultural or natural characteristics of a Universal Exceptional Value that should be protected for the benefit of all humanity.

World Heritage Committee
Québec, Canada, July 7, 2008.
San Miguel de Allende, February 28, 2009

 
Erected 2009 by UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Sanctuary of Jesus Nazarene of Atotonilco UNESCO World Heritage Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 1, 2016
2. Sanctuary of Jesus Nazarene of Atotonilco UNESCO World Heritage Site Marker
marker series.
 
Location. 21° 0.289′ N, 100° 47.667′ W. Marker is in Atotonilco, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Allende. Marker is on Calle Principal, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Parish of Atotonilco and Miguel Hidalgo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Banner of Atotonilco (within shouting distance of this marker); The Marriage of Ignacio Allende and Maria de las Fuentes (within shouting distance of this marker); Félix Luna Romero (approx. 10.9 kilometers away); Captain Juan Aldama y González (approx. 11 kilometers away); The Francisco I. Madero Fountain (approx. 11.2 kilometers away); The Heroes' Bridge (approx. 11.2 kilometers away); Tribute to the Battle of Puebla (approx. 11.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atotonilco.
 
Also see . . .  Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco. "The fortified town, first established in the 16th century to protect the Royal Route inland, reached its apogee in the 18th century when many of its outstanding religious and civic buildings were built in the style of the Mexican Baroque. Some of these buildings are masterpieces of the style that evolved
Sanctuary of Jesus Nazarene of Atotonilco UNESCO World Heritage Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 1, 2016
3. Sanctuary of Jesus Nazarene of Atotonilco UNESCO World Heritage Site Marker
in the transition from Baroque to neoclassical. Situated 14 km from the town, the Jesuit sanctuary, also dating from the 18th century, is one of the finest examples of Baroque art and architecture in the New Spain. It consists of a large church, and several smaller chapels, all decorated with oil paintings by Rodriguez Juárez and mural paintings by Miguel Antonio Martínez de Pocasangre. Because of its location, San Miguel de Allende acted as a melting pot where Spaniards, Creoles and Amerindians exchanged cultural influences while the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco constitutes an exceptional example of the exchange between European and Latin American cultures. Its architecture and interior decoration testify to the influence of Saint Ignacio de Loyola’s doctrine.
(Submitted on November 28, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionMan-Made Features
 
Sanctuary of Jesus Nazarene of Atotonilco image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 1, 2016
4. Sanctuary of Jesus Nazarene of Atotonilco
In this view of some of the associated ruins at the site, the Sanctuary is seen towards the west.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 28, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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