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

The Ex-Convent of the Temple of Saint Augustine

 
 
The Ex-Convent of the Temple of Saint Augustine Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
1. The Ex-Convent of the Temple of Saint Augustine Marker
Inscription.
Ex-Convento del Templo de San Augustine
Este convento, hoy Casa de la Cultura, fue edificado por Fray Gerónimo de Morales. Se inició la construcción del Templo y Convento el 1º de Noviembre de 1609 y se terminó en 1640.

English translation:
Ex-Convent of the Temple of Saint Augustine
This convent, now the city’s House of Culture, was built by Friar Gerónimo de Morales. The construction of the temple was started on November 1, 1609 and finished in 1640.
 
Erected 1990 by Patronato de la Casa de Cultura de Celaya.
 
Location. 20° 31.231′ N, 100° 48.802′ W. Marker is in Celaya, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Celaya. Marker is on Calle Democracia just east of Calle Alvaro Obregón, on the right when traveling east. 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 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 180 meters away); The First Franciscans in Celaya (about 210 meters
The Ex-Convent of the Temple of Saint Augustine Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
2. The Ex-Convent of the Temple of Saint Augustine Marker
The marker is to the left of the main entrance to the House of Culture, just east of the Temple of Saint Augustine.
away); Independence Column of Celaya (about 210 meters away); The Temple of Saint Francis (about 240 meters 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 Ex-Convent of the Temple of Saint Augustine image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
3. The Ex-Convent of the Temple of Saint Augustine
This view is towards the west of the corridor of the Ex-Convent.
The Ex-Convent of the Temple of Saint Augustine image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
4. The Ex-Convent of the Temple of Saint Augustine
This view is of the interior courtyard of the Ex-Convent.
Nearby monument dedicated to Allende image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
5. Nearby monument dedicated to Allende
Just north of the Ex-Convent is this statue of Mexican Independence leader Ignacio Allende. The monument only reads "1810-1910", indicating that it was constructed during the 100th anniversary celebrations of the traditional beginning of the struggle for Mexican independence from Spain in 1810.
 
 
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. submitted on October 30, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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