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Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Temple of “San Francisquito”

 
 
Temple of “San Francisquito” Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton
1. Temple of “San Francisquito” Marker
The marker is a two-sided, bilingual marker.
Inscription.
Templo de San Francisquito
Pequeño templo cuyo nombre original es Capilla de la Divina Pastora, porque en él se venera una imagen de la Virgen sentada al pie de una palma, apacentando corderillos.

Formó parte las capillas de indios distribuidas en diversos rumbos de la ciudad.

Se le conoce como de San Francisquito, porque San Francisco de Asís es el patrono del barrio, que se localiza en la ladera sur-oriente del cerro del Sangremal.

La construcción de la capilla se inició el 30 de agosto de 1785, con la aportación de Don Francisco Alday, y su consagración tuvo lugar el 8 de septiembre de 1786.

English:
Temple of “San Francisquito”
Small temple whose original name is Chapel of the Holy Shepherdess" (Capilla de la Divina Pastora), because an image of the Virgin sitting to the shade of a Palm pasturing sheep, is worshiped here.

It was part of the chapels for Indians distributed in different parts of the city.

It is known as “San Francisquito”, because Saint Francis of Asís is the Patron of the neighborhood, located in the southwest part of the “Sangremal” mountain.

The chapel started its construction on the 30th of August 1785, with the support of Don Francisco Alday, and its consecration took
Temple of “San Francisquito” Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 15, 2017
2. Temple of “San Francisquito” Marker
The marker is to the far left in this view, seen through the bed of the truck in front of the temple.
place on the 8th of September 1786.
 
Location. 20° 35.36′ N, 100° 22.886′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker is on Calle 21 de Marzo just east of Calle Aurora, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76058, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fountain of the Marquis II (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Aqueduct of Querétaro (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Valentin F. Frías (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); German Patiño (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Octavio S. Mondragón Guerra (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); General José María Arteaga Magallanes (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Félix Osores y Sotomayor (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Temple of “San Francisquito” Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 15, 2017
3. Temple of “San Francisquito” Marker
An interior view of the Temple of “San Francisquito” image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 15, 2017
4. An interior view of the Temple of “San Francisquito”
An 'arma christi' made of local stone outside of the temple image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 15, 2017
5. An 'arma christi' made of local stone outside of the temple
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 15, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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