Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
St. James the Pilgrim
conquista española de Querétaro el sol se oscurecio y aparecieron
en el cielo las estrellas, una gran cruz luminosa y el señor Santiago
montado en un brioso caballo branco.
Una vez conquistada la región, Santiago el Mayor bajo del caballo
para peregrinar por nuestros pueblos y villas. Portaba en su baculo
un guaje colmado de “agua de vida eterna” para regalo de los
habitantes de esta región.
Erected by Ayuntamiento de Querétaro de 2003-2008.
Location. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aqueduct (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of the Workers of Hércules (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); The Aqueduct of Querétaro (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Ignacio Pérez (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Epigmenio González (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Octavio S. Mondragón Guerra (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana (approx. 1.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
Regarding St. James the Pilgrim. The marker obviously describes events that are apocryphal. The described conquest of Querétaro on the appropriately named Hill of Bad Blood (Cerro de Sangremal), where the Spanish defeated the indigenous groups of the area, are remarkably similar to the fictional Battle of Clavijo, which supposedly took place in 844 in Spain. The overall symbolism is that the Spanish defeat of Muslims in order to regain Spain was somehow similar to the defeat of the indigenous of Mesoamerica in the formation of the New Spain that is
Categories. • Colonial Era • Wars, Non-US •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.