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

Chapel of Saint Gregory

 
 
Chapel of Saint Gregory Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton
1. Chapel of Saint Gregory Marker
The bilingual marker is two-sided.
Inscription.
Capilla de San Gregorio
El Cronista Don José M. Zeláa afirma que este recinto formó parte de la cadena de diez capillas públicas repartidas en los barrios indígenas para su atención espiritual.

Durante el memorable Sitio de Querétaro, en 1867, aquí se verificó uno de los mas importantes hechos de armas.

El conjunto está formado por un calvario y dos capillas. La más pequeña, que es la primitiva, está orientada de norte a sur y data del siglo XVII. La segunda capilla, de mayores dimensiones, fue fabricada en el siglo XVIII y se ubica al poniente del conjunto, con la misma orientación.

English:
Chapel of Saint Gregory
Chronicler Don Jose M. Zelaa, ensures that this location was part of a chain of ten public chapels distributed in the Indian neighborhoods for their spiritual support.

During the memorable siege of Queretaro, back in 1867, this place witnessed one of the most important armed events.

A Calvary and two chapels comprise the complex. The smallest, which was the first, is oriented from north to south and dates from the XVII Century. The second chapel, the biggest, was build (sic) in the XVIII Century, and is located to the west of the complex, with the same orientation.
 
Location.
Chapel of Saint Gregory Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 3, 2017
2. Chapel of Saint Gregory Marker
The marker is to the right of the main entrance to the 18th century, larger chapel of Saint Gregory.
20° 36.315′ N, 100° 24.398′ W. Marker is in Santiago Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker is on Ejido just west of Topacio, in the median. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Querétaro Railroad Station (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Hill of the Bells (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Félix Nabor Osores de Sotomayor García (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); General Mariano Escobedo (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); The Fountain of the "Little Plates" (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Founding of the Autonomous University of Querétaro (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Ndamaxey, the Great Ball Game (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Benjamin N. Velasco Military Institute (approx. 1.7 kilometers away).
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraNative AmericansWars, Non-US
 
Chapel of Saint Gregory and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 3, 2017
3. Chapel of Saint Gregory and Marker
Chapel of Saint Gregory image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 3, 2017
4. Chapel of Saint Gregory
This view towards the south shows the reverse of the 18th century chapel, adorned for Saint Gregory's feast day of September 3.
The interior of the 18th century Chapel of Saint Gregory image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 3, 2017
5. The interior of the 18th century Chapel of Saint Gregory
The 17th century Chapel of Saint Gregory image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 3, 2017
6. The 17th century Chapel of Saint Gregory
Although hard to see clearly, the 17th century, smaller chapel to Saint Gregory can be seen here to the right (east) of the main chapel. It is partially obscured by a large tarp that covered the church's patio during the feast day of Saint Gregory celebrations.
Chapel of Saint Gregory, ca. 1920s image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 3, 2017
7. Chapel of Saint Gregory, ca. 1920s
This oil painting found inside the main chapel depicts how it looked after the Cristero War of the 1920s, when a supply of gunpowder stored in the church buildings exploded.
Chapel of Saint Gregory image. Click for full size.
8. Chapel of Saint Gregory
In this anonymous and undated photo, it is possible to see the two chapels of Saint Gregory in Querétaro viewed towards the north. The area around the chapels is now completed surrounded by newer construction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 3, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   7, 8. submitted on September 4, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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