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Celaya in Municipality of Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Temple of Saint Augustine

 
 
The Temple of Saint Augustine Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
1. The Temple of Saint Augustine Marker
Inscription.
Templo de San Augustín
Construcción de estilo plateresco y reminiscencias moriscas que data del año de 1609; su fachada presenta una sobria portada de dos cuerpos así como una graciosa torre de planta regular que ostenta en sus esquinas sendas esculturas de los evangelistas; destaca la estructura campaniforme que remata el esbelto cuerpo de la torre cuyo diseño se atribuye al arquitecto Francisco Eduardo Tresguerras.

Pie de dibujo: “Imagen de Celaya” Dña. Abagail Carreño de Maldonado

English translation:
Temple of Saint Augustine
This temple exhibits a Plateresque-style construction with Moorish touches and dates from the year 1609; its facade presents a sober entryway made of two parts with a graceful tower with a typical construction that includes on its corners sculptures of the Evangelists. It is highlighted by the bell-shaped structure that tops the slender body of the tower whose design is attributed to the architect Francisco Eduardo Tresguerras.

Caption: "Image of Celaya" Abagail Carreño de Maldonado
 
Erected by Gobierno del Estado de Guanajuato y El Ayuntamiento de Celaya 2003-2006.
 
Location. 20° 31.223′ N, 100° 48.817′ 
The Temple of Saint Augustine Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
2. The Temple of Saint Augustine Marker
The marker can be seen here to the left of the temple's western entryway. The black bow above the door indicates that someone associated with the temple has recently passed away.
W. Marker is in Celaya, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Celaya. Marker is on Calle Alvaro Obregón just north of Boulevard Adolfo López Mateos, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Celaya, Guanajuato 38000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ex-Convent of the Temple of Saint Augustine (within shouting distance of this marker); Miguel Hidalgo in Celaya (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Celaya's Water Tower (about 210 meters away); The First Franciscans in Celaya (about 240 meters away); Independence Column of Celaya (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Temple of Saint Francis (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Temple of San Francisco - Headquarters of the Patroness of Celaya (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Celaya.
 
Categories. ArchitectureChurches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
The Temple of Saint Augustine Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
3. The Temple of Saint Augustine Marker
In this view it is possible to see some of the detail of the temple's tower, mentioned in the marker text.
The Temple of Saint Augustine image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
4. The Temple of Saint Augustine
This view of the temple is of the northern, main entryway. This view is similar to the image from the marker.
The interior of the Temple of Saint Augustine image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
5. The interior of the Temple of Saint Augustine
A nearby bust of Architect Francisco E. Tresguerras (1759-1833) image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
6. A nearby bust of Architect Francisco E. Tresguerras (1759-1833)
This bust of Tresguerras, mentioned in the marker text, can be seen in the House of Culture (Casa de Cultura) just east of the Temple of Saint Augustine.
The tower of the Temple of Saint Augustine image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
7. The tower of the Temple of Saint Augustine
This view of the tower is from inside of the nearby House of Culture (Casa de Cultura).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 30, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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