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Guanajuato in Municipality of Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato

 
 
The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2017
1. The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato Marker
Inscription.
La construcción de este templo
se inició en 1671 y se terminó
en 1696; desde esta última fecha hasta
1957 fue Parroquia y a partir de
entonces, Basilica de Nuestra
Señora de Guanajuato.

English translation:
The construction of this temple began in 1671 and was finished in 1696; from this latter date until 1957 it was the Parish Church and then, Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato.

 
Location. 21° 0.987′ N, 101° 15.216′ W. Marker is in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Guanajuato. Marker is on Calle Luis González Obregón, on the right when traveling west. 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. The Royal Bank of Guanajuato (a few steps from this marker); Benito Juárez in Guanajuato (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucio Marmolejo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Royal Houses of Guanajuato (within shouting distance of this marker); Luis González Obregón (within shouting distance of this marker); The Royal Prison of Guanajuato
An additional marker about The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2017
2. An additional marker about The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato
Near the featured marker is this additional marker. It reads:

Basílica
La antigua parroquia y ahora Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato, edificada entre l671 y l696, es uno de los monumentos ejemplares del barroco manierista del siglo XVII. En el último año citado se trasladó a esta Basílica la Imagen de la Virgen de Guanajuato, donde aún permanece. Anteriormente se veneraba en el llamado templo de los Hospitales. La forma del templo es de cruz latina con una amplia sacristía en la parte trasera. El campanario de la torre derecha se distingue por su estilo churrigueresco. Sobresale también el cubo de su reloi, añadido en el siglo XVIII. A los costados de la entrada principal se encuentran dos capillitas de estilo neoclásico. La imagen española de la Virgen de Guanajuato, cuenta la tradición, fue donada por Carlos I y su hijo Felipe II. En el siglo XIX, se perdieron los tres retablos barrocos, en cuyo sitio fueron colocados otros de estilo neoclásico, sin embargo, el retablo central conserva el baldaquín que guardaba la antigua imagen de la Virgen de Guanajuato.

English:
Basilica
The ancient Parish Church, built between 1671 and 1696, and now known as the Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato is one of the outstanding monuments of the Manieristic Baroque of the XVIIth Century. In the last mentioned year the image of the Virgin of Guanajuato was transferred to this Basilica, where it still remains. Previously it was venerated in the so-called Hospital Church. The form of this Basilica is a Latin cross with a spacious sacristy in the backside. The right-hand bell tower is characterized by its Churriguerestic style. Likewise, the clock's cube stands out. It was added in the XVIIIth Century. On the sides of the main entrance you can find two chapels in neo-classic style. As tradition has it, Charles I and his son Phillip II donated the Spanish image of the Virgin of Guanajuato. In the XIXth Century the three baroque altarpieces were lost and they were replaced by others of the neo-classic style, however, the central altarpiece still keeps the baldaquin that sheltered the old image of our Lady of Guanajuato.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Agustín Lanuza (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); House of Count Rul (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guanajuato.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraMan-Made Features
 
The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2017
3. The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato Marker
The markers can be seen to the left of the entryway to the Basilica. The other marker to the right celebrates the 2000 Jubilee Year.
The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2017
4. The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato
In the foreground is the 1897 Monument to Peace. Its inscription reads: El Estado de Guanajuato a la Paz (English: The State of Guanajuato to Peace).
The interior of The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2017
5. The interior of The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato
A detailed view of the altar of the Basilica image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2017
6. A detailed view of the altar of the Basilica
The image of the Virgin of Guanajuato, mentioned in the marker text, can be seen in this view above the altar.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 1, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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