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

Temple of San Francisco de Asís

 
 
Temple of San Francisco de Asís Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
1. Temple of San Francisco de Asís Marker
Inscription.
Templo de San Francisco de Asís
Inició su construcción en el año de 1700 y se concluyó en 1709 por la orden de Frailes Menores de Michoacán. Es sede parroquial desde el 7 de abril de 1756. Su planta original fue de cruz latina y en 1874 fue ampliada a tres naves con muros de mampostería. En su interior guarda estatuas de algunos santos como San Pedro, Santo Domingo, San José, El Santo Entierro, así como de la Virgen de la Soledad y del Carmen.

La capilla es en gajos con planta octagonal rematado con linternilla; la torre campanario es de tres cuerpos, encontrándose en uno de ellos cuatro nichos con estatuas de San Pedro, San Francisco, San Pablo , San Antonio y en el coronamiento San Miguel. Año 2002

English:
Its construction began in 1700 and concluded in 1709, it was built by the order of the Michoacan's Minor Friars. It has been the parochial see since april 7th. of 1756. Its original base was a latin cross and in 1874 it was amplified to 3 naves with rubblework walls. Inside of it statues of some saints are kept, as those from San Pedro, Santo Domingo, San José, El Santo Entierro, as well as, la Virgen de la Soledad and del Carmen.
The dome is divided in sections with an octagonal base crowned with lanterns, its bell tower has three bodies, in one of them, we can find
Temple of San Francisco de Asís Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
2. Temple of San Francisco de Asís Marker
The marker is to the far right in this view, almost in profile. The temple can be seen in the background.
four niches ornamented with statues of San Pedro, San Francisco, San Pablo, San Antonio and on the top of it, one of San Miguel. 2002

 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 20° 47.225′ N, 100° 2.752′ W. Marker is in Colón, Querétaro, in Municipality of Colón. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Calle Coahuila and Calle Del Río, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is at the southern wall of the plaza in front of the Temple of San Francisco. 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 Parish of San Francisco (a few steps from this marker); Monument to the Mexican Revolution (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); "La Gaviota" (about 90 meters away); "La Purísima" (about 120 meters away); The House of Amado de la Mota (about 120 meters away); Vero's Handicrafts (about 120 meters away); Norberto García de la Vega (about 150 meters away); The Landaverde House (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colón.
 
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The altar of the Temple of San Francisco de Asís image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
3. The altar of the Temple of San Francisco de Asís
Chapel dedicated to Saint José Sánchez del Río in the Temple of San Francisco image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2017
4. Chapel dedicated to Saint José Sánchez del Río in the Temple of San Francisco
A small chapel in the temple is dedicated to Saint Jóse Sánchez del Río, canonized on October 16, 2016. This chapel includes a small piece of bone as a relic from the church that houses his remains in Sahuayo, Michoacán, Mexico. The 14 year-old was executed by government forces on February 10, 1928 during the Cristero War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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