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Guanajuato in Municipality of Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Temple and Plaza San Roque

Templo y Plaza San Roque

 

—Un Museo llamado Guanajuato / A Museum Called Guanajuato —

 
Temple and Plaza San Roque Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
1. Temple and Plaza San Roque Marker
Inscription.
Originalmente la capilla de hacienda de beneficio de San Francisco de Cevera, el templo fue construido en 1726 por el sacerdote Don Juan José de Sopeña y Cervera. Funcionó de 1746 hasta 1794 como una Santa Escuela de Cristo – una enigmática orden religiosa – iniciada por el religioso Luis Felipe Neri de Alfaro.

La fachada tiene una escalinata de doble acceso lateral y una portada de cantera de estilo barroco, aunque de trazo sobrio y sencillo; sus torres nunca fueron terminadas. En su interior se venera a la Virgen de Rosario.

Donde actualmente está la plaza, antes era el panteón del templo. Aquí fueron sepultados muchos de los que fallecieron en septiembre de 1810 durante la toma de la Alhóndiga.

English:
Originally the chapel of the San Francisco de Cervera hacienda, the church was built in 1726 by Father San José de Sopeña y Cervera. From 1746 to 1794, it was home to the Holy School of Christ – an enigmatic religious order initiated by Father Luis Felipe Neri de Alfaro.

Its facade has a staircase leading to two side entrances and a main doorway of cap stone, all in the baroque style, although somewhat restrained. Its towers were never finished. Its interior contains a statue to the Virgin of the Rosary.

The square before the church was originally its graveyard and
Temple and Plaza San Roque Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
2. Temple and Plaza San Roque Marker
The marker is at the far left here of the temple's side entrance. Nearby is the "Enrique Ruelas Espinosa" statue and marker.
under its flagstones are many of those who died during the attach on the Alhóndiga in 1810.

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www.ciudadmuseo-gto.com (Marker Number 4 of 19.)
 
Location. 21° 1.071′ N, 101° 15.389′ W. Marker is in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Guanajuato. Marker is on Calle Roque just north of Calle Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guanajuato 36000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Enrique Ruelas Espinosa (here, next to this marker); José Martí in Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Royal Assayer Sebastián Camacho (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Bethlehemite Convent in Guanajuato (about 120 meters away); The Temple of Bethlehem (about 120 meters away); Diego Rivera House (about 120 meters away); The Burning of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas (about 150 meters away); The Cemetery of the Convent of the Temple of Bethlehem (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guanajuato.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made FeaturesWars, Non-US
 
Temple and Plaza San Roque Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
3. Temple and Plaza San Roque Marker
The marker can be seen here to the right of the temple's facade. Note the double entrance staircases and main entrance, mentioned in the marker text. The temple's square, once a cemetery that probably still contains the remains of victims of the 1810 attack on the Alhóndiga, is seen here in the foreground.
Interior of the Temple of San Roque image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 3, 2016
4. Interior of the Temple of San Roque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 16, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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