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

The Temple of Saint Francis

 
 
The Temple of Saint Francis Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
1. The Temple of Saint Francis Marker
Inscription.
Templo de San Francisco
Sede de la Purisima Concepcion
Patrona y Reina de Celaya

Se puso la
primera piedra de
este edificio el 2
de febrero de
1683

English translation:
Temple of Saint Francis
Headquarters of the Most Pure Conception
Patroness and Queen of Celaya

The first stone of this temple was laid on February 2, 1683

 
Location. 20° 31.327′ N, 100° 48.716′ W. Marker is in Celaya, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Celaya. Marker can be reached from Calle Independencia just north of Calle José María Morelos, on the right. 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 San Francisco - Headquarters of the Patroness of Celaya (within shouting distance of this marker); Independence Column of Celaya (within shouting distance of this marker); Celaya's Water Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Franciscans in Celaya (within shouting distance of this marker); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (about 90 meters away, measured in a
The Temple of Saint Francis and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
2. The Temple of Saint Francis and Marker
The marker can be seen to the left of the main, southern entryway of the temple.
direct line); The History of Celaya (about 120 meters away); The Ex-Convent of the Temple of Saint Augustine (about 240 meters away); Miguel Hidalgo in Celaya (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Celaya.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
Additional Temple of Saint Francis Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
3. Additional Temple of Saint Francis Markers
To the right of the entryway to the temple is this older marker which mentions that a death sentence ("sentencia de muerte") was handed out in this location. Unfortunately the entire marker is not legible. The other, newer marker to the right in this view indicates that the property has been cataloged by the Municipality of Celaya as having construction from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Additional markers near the Temple of Saint Francis image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
4. Additional markers near the Temple of Saint Francis
Further to the right along the facade of the temple is this marker indicating that the adjoining building was the Royal and Pontifical University (Colegio Real y Pontificio Universidad) from 1624 to 1859. The sign on the left is an older street sign.
The Temple of Saint Francis image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
5. The Temple of Saint Francis
The additional markers can be seen here to the right of the temple's entryway.
The interior of the Temple of Saint Francis image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
6. The interior of the Temple of Saint Francis
The altar of the Temple of Saint Francis of Celaya image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
7. The altar of the Temple of Saint Francis of Celaya
An image of Ruth at the Temple of Saint Francis image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2017
8. An image of Ruth at the Temple of Saint Francis
Where most Catholic churches in Mexico have images of the Four Evangelists on the pendentives (spaces below a dome), this temple has images of four women from the Bible. This example is of Ruth.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 31, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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