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Campeche in Municipality of Campeche, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Temple of the Sweet Name of Jesus

 
 
Temple of the Sweet Name of Jesus Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 10, 2017
1. Temple of the Sweet Name of Jesus Marker
Inscription.
Templo del Dulce Nombre de Jesús
Durante el siglo XVI, fue una capilla abierta exclusiva para los "morenos" que habitaban en la villa.

Posteriormente en el siglo XVIII, debido al auge económico que adquirió el puerto de Campeche y por consiguiente el aumento de la población, fue ermita advocada al Dulce Nombre de Jesús.

El presbiterio del actual templo cuenta con la bóveda de cañón de la primera construcción y una nave adosada con techos de viguería de madera y mampostería soportada por arcos torales. Se conservan los retablos barrocos salomónicos y neoclásicos, y los pisos originales de mármol.

English:
Temple of the Sweet Name of Jesus
During the 16th century, this temple was an exclusive open chapel for the "morenos" (dark-skinned people) who lived in the village.

Later in the 18th century, due to the economic boom attained by the port of Campeche and consequently the increase in the population, it was a hermitage dedicated to the Sweet Name of Jesus.

The presbytery of the current temple includes the barrel vault from the first construction and a nave attached, with roofs of wood rafters and masonry supported by transverse arches. The Salomonic and Neoclassical baroque altarpieces as well as the original marble floors have all been conserved.
 
Location.
Temple of the Sweet Name of Jesus Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 10, 2017
2. Temple of the Sweet Name of Jesus Marker
The marker can be seen to the right of the northern entrance to the church grounds.
19° 50.701′ N, 90° 32.153′ W. Marker is in Campeche, Campeche, in Municipality of Campeche. Marker is on Calle 12, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 153 Calle 12, Campeche 24000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Independence Square (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Professor Septimio Perez Palacios (about 120 meters away); Pedro Sainz de Baranda y Borreyro (about 120 meters away); Francisco de Paulo Toro Theater (about 150 meters away); The House of the King’s Lieutenant (about 150 meters away); "La Española" Chapel (about 180 meters away); The Birthplace of Justo Sierra Méndez (about 210 meters away); Campeche Library (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Campeche.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 114 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 28, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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