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The Temple of San Juan Bautista

 
 
The Temple of San Juan Bautista Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2017
1. The Temple of San Juan Bautista Marker
Inscription.
Templo de San Juan Bautista,
ahora de San Francisco. Desde su
construcción a mediados del siglo XVIII,
hasta el 9 de sep. de 1828, este templo perteneció
al clero secular y se llamó de San Juan
Bautista, y en esa fecha pasó a la orden
Franciscana con el nombre actual.
Ayuntamiento 1989-91

English translation:
The Temple of San Juan Bautista, now called San Francisco. Since its construction during the middle of the 18th century until September 9, 1828, this temple belonged to the secular clergy and was called San Juan Bautista (St. John the Baptist). In that year it passed over to the Franciscan Order with its current name.
City Council of 1989-91

 
Erected 1989 by Ayuntamiento de Guanajuato 1989-91.
 
Location. 21° 0.852′ N, 101° 15.113′ W. Marker is in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Guanajuato. Marker is on Calle Manuel Doblado, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 Calle Manuel Doblado, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Temple of San Francisco (a few steps from this marker); House of Manuel Doblado
The Temple of San Juan Bautista Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2017
2. The Temple of San Juan Bautista Marker
The marker is on the left of the facade of the temple. The additional marker is to the far right, barely visible in this view above a painting for sale by a street vendor.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Miguel Hidalgo and the Owl's Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Ignacio Bartolache (within shouting distance of this marker); Admiral Federico Rómero Ceballos (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Minting House of the State of Guanajuato (about 150 meters away); Vallejo Metals Processing Plant (about 150 meters away); Temple of San Diego (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guanajuato.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
An interior view of the Temple of San Juan Bautista image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 3, 2017
3. An interior view of the Temple of San Juan Bautista
As the church is now dedicated to San Francisco, the saint's image is above the altar.
An additional marker on The Temple of San Juan Bautista image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 3, 2017
4. An additional marker on The Temple of San Juan Bautista
This marker is on the far right of the church's facade. It reads:

En este lugar estuvo
el convento de San Francisco
cuyo terreno fué donado por el
Sr. Regidor Don Pedro Luciano
de Otero y la construcción del
edificio costo 13,654 pesos,
habiéndose concluido su
fábrica el 15-VIII-1792
Ayuntamiento 1989-1991

English translation:
In this place was the convent of San Francisco, whose land was donated by the Governor Pedro Luciano de Otero. The construction of the building cost 13,654 pesos and it was completed on September 15, 1792.
Municipal Council of Guanajuato 1989-1991
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4. submitted on June 27, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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