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Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Hospital of San Hipolito

 
 
The Hospital of San Hipolito Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
1. The Hospital of San Hipolito Marker
Inscription.
Aqui estuvo el Hospital de San
Hipolito, primero para dementes
que hubo en América Fundado
por Bernardino Alvarez
1577.
Catálogo de la Insp. Gral. de
Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos

English translation:
Here was the Hospital of San Hipolito (Saint Hippolytus), the first in the Americas for those with mental illness.
It was founded by Bernardino Alvarez in 1577.
Catalogue of the Inspector General of Artistic and Historic Monuments

 
Erected by Catálogo de la Insp. Gral. de Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos.
 
Location. 19° 26.262′ N, 99° 8.833′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Avenida Hidalgo just west of Paseo de la Reforma, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 Avenida Hidalgo, Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06300, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple of San Hipólito y Casiano (within shouting distance of this marker); Angel Albino Corzo (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Vicente Guerrero (about 180 meters away); Jesús Terán (about 210
An additional Hospital of San Hipolito Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
2. An additional Hospital of San Hipolito Marker
This additional ceramic marker to the right of the featured marker reads:
Ex-Hospital de San Hipólito
Monumento Histórico Catalogado
Cualquier daño será sancionada con
multa y pena conforme al Art. 52
de la Ley Federal Sobre Monumentos y
Zonas Arqueológicos, Artísticos e Históricos.

English translation:
Former Hospital of San Hipólito
Registered Historic Monument
Any damage to this monument will be sanctioned with fines and penalties according to Article 52 of the Federal Law on Monuments and Archaeological, Artistic and Historic Areas.
meters away); Ignacio Ramírez (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Leandro Valle (approx. half a kilometer away); Miguel Lerdo de Tejada (approx. half a kilometer away); Manuel Cepeda Peraza (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
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The Hospital of San Hipolito Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
3. The Hospital of San Hipolito Marker
The marker can be seen here, looking east along Avenida Hidalgo, to the left of the entry with the awning that reads "Exconvento San Hipolito."
Fray Bernardino Álvarez image. Click for full size.
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4. Fray Bernardino Álvarez
Fray Bernardino Álvarez, founder of Hospital de S. Hipólito at Mexico, from Libro de la vida del proximo evangelico el venerable padre Bernardino Alvarez, por Juan Díaz de Arce (México: Impr. Nueva Antuerpiana, 1762)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 156 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 23, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2. submitted on May 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4. submitted on January 23, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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