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

The Sanctuary of Soriano

 
 
The Sanctuary of Soriano Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
1. The Sanctuary of Soriano Marker
Inscription.
Santuario de Soriano
La Construcción de este Santuario se llevó a cabo de marzo de 1880 a marzo de 1912, destinado para el culto a la imagen de la Santísima Virgen, en su advocación de Santa María de los Dolores, fue traída a Soriano por el Misionero Dominíco Fray Luis de Guzmán, cuando en 1705 pacificó a los indomables jonaces del Cerro Gordo y Minas de Zimapán, y los asentó en esta misión. El constructor del Santuario fue el padre Román De la Vega. La edificación de este Santuario fue patrocinada por Don Armando De la Mota Pérez y por millares de feligreses. Su construcción se realizó en cantería, siendo su estilo arquitectónico el neoclásico y la planta de cruz latina. Ya en el interior podemos encontrar su altar construído en mármol de Carrara, dos pinturas al óleo del pintor queretano Rosalío Balvanera, así como en su coro un órgano marca Walker. Año 2002

English:
The Sanctuary construction lasted from march of 1880 until 1917 in the same month, destined to worship Virgen María's image, Santa María de los Dolores, this image was brought by the missionary Dominíco Fray Luis de Guzmán, when in 1705 brought peace to the unruly Jonaces of Cerro Gordo and Las Minas de Zimapán, eventually, his mission was accomplished by setting them down. Sanctuary's builder was the priest Román
The Sanctuary of Soriano Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
2. The Sanctuary of Soriano Marker
This view of the marker on the left looks out onto the park to the south of the sanctuary.
De la Vega. The edification of this sanctuary was supported by Don Armando De la Mota Pérez and thousands of parishioners. It has a base of latin cross and its construction was made on quarry stone, being neoclassical its architectonical style. Inside, we can find its altar made on marble of Carrara, a Walker organ, and also two pictures from Rosalío Balvanera, who was born in Querétaro. 2002

 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 20° 46.749′ N, 100° 3.132′ W. Marker is in Colón, Querétaro, in Municipality of Colón. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Calle Francisco I. Madero and Calle Salvador Díaz Mirón, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is in the southeast corner of the sanctuary's atrium. Marker is in this post office area: Colón, Querétaro 76270, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Santo Domingo Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); "La Palestina" (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); House of Clemente Ugalde (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); "El Jardín Unión" (approx. one kilometer away); "Antiguo Hospital" (approx. one kilometer away); Lieutenant Coronel Norberto García
The Sanctuary of Soriano image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
3. The Sanctuary of Soriano
This view of the sanctuary is towards the north.
(approx. one kilometer away); The Landaverde House (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); The Parish of San Francisco (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colón.
 
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The Sanctuary of Soriano Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
4. The Sanctuary of Soriano Marker
This view of the sanctuary is towards the northwest. The lower retaining wall includes many ceramic tiles of bible verses and other religious sayings. The southern facade of the sanctuary includes many markers related to pilgrimages to the church and its dedication as a basilica.
The Sanctuary of Soriano image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
5. The Sanctuary of Soriano
The Sanctuary of Soriano image. Click for full size.
September 10, 2017
6. The Sanctuary of Soriano
An earlier photo of the sanctuary, probably during its dedication in 1917. Note the people on the roof of the sanctuary. This photo is from an exhibition at the Museum of Miracles (Museo de los Milagros) near the sanctuary.
A view of the interior of the Sanctuary of Soriano image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
7. A view of the interior of the Sanctuary of Soriano
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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