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

Temple of San Juan de Dios

 
 
Temple of San Juan de Dios Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 12, 2017
1. Temple of San Juan de Dios Marker
Above this marker is a bronze marker which reads: "Museo de la Ciudad, Ayuntamiento de Merida 1985-1987, INAH, 21 de diciembre de 1986" (English: City Museum, City Council of Merida 1985-1987, INAH, December 21, 1986)
Inscription.
Templo de San Juan de Dios
Atribuido en un principio a Nuestra Señora del Rosario, el Templo de San Juan de Dios terminó de construirse el 18 de mayo de 1562. Provisionalmente sirvió de Catedral durante la construcción de ésta, de modo que puede decirse que es el templo más antiguo de Mérida. Tanto el solar en el que se edificó el templo, como el que fue dedicado al hospital de San Juan de Dios, fueron donados por Gaspar Juárez de Dávila en 1575. Formó parte del desaparecido Hospital de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, construido en 1624, que estuvo bajo la administración de los Hermanos de San Juan de Dios, de donde tomó su nombre el recinto. El año 1861 pasó el hospital al ex convento de la Mejorada. La entrada original estuvo sobre la calle 61, donde se observan aún un alfiz de piedra en forma de rosario, aludiendo a la advocación del recinto, y una hornacina pequeña donde hubo antiguamente una imagen ya desaparecida, probablemente de la Virgen patronal. Una pequeña entrada sobre el ábside, flanqueada por dos pilastras coronadas por urnas y cabezas de leones, da acceso a la calle.

English:
Temple of San Juan de Dios
Formerly attributed to Our Lady of the Rosary, the building of this temple was finished on May 18, 1562. It temporarily served as Cathedral while this was being
Temple of San Juan de Dios Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 12, 2017
2. Temple of San Juan de Dios Marker
The marker is to the left of the entry to the temple.
built, thus it may be stated that it is the oldest temple in Merida. This property partially belonged to the extinct Hospital of Our Lady of the Rosary, and was devoted to the Hospital of San Juan de Dios (Saint John of God). Its former entryway was on 61st Street.

Maya-Yucateco:
U Najil K’uj Juan de Dios
Ka’che’ utia’al xKo'olebil Rosario, ba'ale’ bejla'e' utia'al Juan de Dios, ts'o'oksa'ab u beeta'al tu k'iinil 18 ti' mayo' ti' u ja'abil 1562, leti' le yáax k'a'abéetkúunsa'ab bey u noj najil k'uj jo' ka'alikil táan u beeta'al lelo', bey túuno' ku béeytal u ya'ala'ale' leti' u u najil k'uj u asab úuchbenil ti' tuláakal le yano'ob Jo'o. Le kúuchil tu'ux beeta'ab le najil k'uj beeyxan le kúuchilil ts'ak yajo' jsíib umeen yuum Gaspar Juárez de Dávila tu ja'abil 1575. Utia'al ka'ach u kúuchilil ts'ak yaj ti' xKo'olebil Rosario jbeeta'ab tu ja'abil 1624 tu yáanal u k'ab u meyajil u suku'unilo'ob San Juan de Dios tu'ux síij u jaajilil u k'aaba'. Tu ja'abil 1861 ka jmáansa'ab le kúuchilil ts'ak yaj tu najil k'uj Mejoradao'. U yookbal máak ka'ache' leti' tu'ux yaan yóok'ol u bejil 61, tu'ux tak bejla' ku béeytal u yila'al u jats'uts póolbil tuunichilo'obo' beeta'an bey jump'éel rosarioe', yéetel jump'éel chan jool tu'ux t'uchkíinta'an ka'ach u yoochelil juntúul xKo'olebil, ba'ale' lelo' ma' ts'aka'an bejla'e'. Utia'al u jóok'ol máake' yaan u máan yáanal jump'éel chan jool yaan u máan yáanal jump'éel chan yool yaan u yóok'ole', tu tséele' ka'ap'éel chuun okom ts'áaba'an u p'oot yéetel nu'ukulo'ob bey u pool leono'obe'.
 
Location. 20° 58.046′ N, 89° 37.325′ W. Marker is in Mérida, Yucatán, in Municipality of Mérida. Marker is on Calle 61, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 497 Calle 61, Mérida, Yucatán 97000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary (here, next to this marker); Pedz Balam House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Gran Hotel (about 120 meters away); General Manuel Cepeda Peraza (about 120 meters away); The Peninsular Athenaeum (about 150 meters away); La Nacional Building (about 150 meters away); The Main Square of Merida (about 150 meters away); The Little Rooster (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mérida.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 126 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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