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Guanajuato in Municipality of Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Temple of San Francisco

El Templo de San Francisco

 

—Un Museo llamado Guanajuato —

 
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By J. Makali Bruton, April 3, 2017
1. The Temple of San Francisco Marker
Inscription.
Templo de San Francisco
La calle de Sopeña remata visualmente con el magnífico templo de San Francisco, localizado en una plaza del mismo nombre.

En el auge minero del siglo XVIII comenzaron muchas de las obras civiles y religiosas que distinguirían posteriormente a la orgullosa ciudad de Guanajuato. Una de ellas es el templo de San Francisco, originalmente de San Juan Bautista. Su construcción, todavía bajo el influjo de barroco inició en 1741, su portada de cantera con motivos vegetales da testimonio de este estilo arquitectónico.

En 1828, los frailes franciscanos, que tenían un hospicio contiguo, se hicieron cargo de esta iglesia hasta la actualidad; a mediados de ese mismo siglo se modificó el altar mayor y los laterales de este templo conforme a las corrientes arquitectónicas de estilo neoclásico de la época. El último detalle que se agregó a su fachada fue el reloj superior enmarcado en cantera verde.

English:
The street known as Sopeña leads up to the magnificent church of San Francisco and the square of the same name.

The height of the miningoom (sic, mining boom) in the eighteenth century saw the construction of many of the civil and religious buildings that came to epitomize proud city of Guanajuato. One such was the church of San Francisco. Originally
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By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2017
2. The Temple of San Francisco Marker reverse
The marker's reverse includes a list of all of the sites in the series and a map of their location.
dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, this structure was begun in 1741 and its sandstone doorway with its elaborate plant motifs is a perfect example of the baroque style then in vogue.

In 1828, the Franciscan order – which already ran the hospice next door – took charge of the church, and has done to the present day. In the mid-nineteenth century, the main altar and the side altars were modified to make them conform to the neoclassical style that reigned during that period. The final detail to be added to its facade was the clock set in a frame of green sandstone. (Marker Number 17 of 19.)
 
Location. 21° 0.858′ N, 101° 15.114′ W. Marker is in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Guanajuato. Marker is on Calle Sopeña, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is directly in front and to the left of the temple. 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 Temple of San Juan Bautista (a few steps from this marker); House of Manuel Doblado (within shouting distance of this marker); Ignacio Bartolache (within shouting distance of this marker); Miguel Hidalgo and the Owl's Hill (within shouting distance
The Temple of San Francisco Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 2, 2017
3. The Temple of San Francisco Marker
The marker is at the far left in this view of the temple.
of this marker); Admiral Federico Rómero Ceballos (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Minting House of the State of Guanajuato (about 120 meters away); Vallejo Metals Processing Plant (about 180 meters away); Temple of San Diego (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guanajuato.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkChurches, Etc.Colonial EraMan-Made Features
 
The Temple of San Francisco image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 3, 2017
4. The Temple of San Francisco
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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