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

The Temple of Jesus the Nazarene of the Three Falls

 
 
The Temple of Jesus the Nazarene of the Three Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2018
1. The Temple of Jesus the Nazarene of the Three Falls Marker
The marker is made up of three panels, with the first panel repeating the name of the church and noting that it is a historical building (Edificio Histórico).
Inscription.
Templo de Jesús de Nazareno de las Tres Caídas
Su construcción se inició en 1810 concluyéndose en 1840. Se cree que los planos y el diseño arquitectónico de la iglesia fueron obra del famoso arquitecto celayense Franciso Eduardo Tresguerras, quien murió en 1833 en Celaya, Gto. El templo, con su particular torre central, es un valioso ejemplo de la arquitectura neoclásica muy difundida en aquella época y está considerado como una verdedera réplica en pequeño de la iglesia del Carmen de Celaya, como obra cumbre de Treguerras.

En principio, la decoración del templo era austera, pero el donativo otorgado por las hermanas Manuela y Ana María Páramo permitió al sacerdote de origen francés, Ives Grall, quien para entonces se hacía cargo del templo, ornamentarlo en muros y bóvedas de manera suntuosa, dejando un trabajo excepcional que hasta hoy perdura, siendo el acceso al púlpito (que ya no existe) dentro del grueso muro, ubicado al lado oriente de la nave.

La decoración se complementa con cuatro pinturas murales, que son obra del artista salmantino Zeferino Rico, quien plasmó en sus cuadros las tres caídas sufridas por Jesucristo antes de llegar al Calvario, de ahí el nombre del templo. La cuarta pintura, por su parte, representa el momento de la crucifixión, obviamente los altares, como el mayor son de
The Temple of Jesus the Nazarene of the Three Falls and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2018
2. The Temple of Jesus the Nazarene of the Three Falls and Marker
The markers are to the far left in this view, to the left of the entrance to the temple's atrium.
estilo neoclásico y así como el cornisamento que corre a lo largo de los murso de la nave. Esta iglesia fue recientemente restaurada en su torre singular en los albores del siglo XXI.

English:
The Temple of Jesus the Nazarene of the Three Falls
(Templo de Jesús de Nazareno de las Tres Caídas)

Its construction concluded in 1840. It is believed that the building plans were the work of architect Francisco Eduardo Tresguerras from Celaya, who died before the work began. The building, with its particular central tower, is a valuable example of the neoclassical architecture so popular at the time.

In principle, the decoration of the temple was austere, but a generous donation by the Páramo Sisters, Manuela and Ana Maria, allowed the priest of French origin, Ives Grall, who at the time was in charge of the temple, to adorn it in a very sumptuous way, leaving behind an outstanding work that lasts until today.

The decor is complemented by four wall paintings by Rico Zeferino a local artist, who captured in his paintings the three falls suffered by Christ during His ordeal, hence the name of the temple. The fourth painting represents the crucifixion.
 
Location. 20° 34.201′ N, 101° 11.887′ W. Marker is in Salamanca, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Salamanca
The central tower of the Temple of Jesus the Nazarene of the Three Falls image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2018
3. The central tower of the Temple of Jesus the Nazarene of the Three Falls
. Marker is on Calle Miguel Hidalgo just east of Calle Tomasa Estévez, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle Miguel Hidalgo 111, Salamanca, Guanajuato 36700, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Miguel Hidalgo Civic Plaza (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Main Garden or Constitution Square (about 180 meters away); Valtierrilla (about 180 meters away); The Ex-Convent of Saint Augustine (about 180 meters away); Hacienda of the Cañada de Ortega Sanctuary (about 180 meters away); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (about 210 meters away); The House of the Inquisitor (about 210 meters away); The Lord of the Hospital (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salamanca.
 
Categories. ArchitectureChurches & ReligionMan-Made Features
 
The altar of the Temple of Jesus the Nazarene of the Three Falls image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2018
4. The altar of the Temple of Jesus the Nazarene of the Three Falls
A mural of The First Fall of Jesus, by Zeferino Rico image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2018
5. A mural of The First Fall of Jesus, by Zeferino Rico
The dome of the Temple of Jesus the Nazarene of the Three Falls image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 3, 2018
6. The dome of the Temple of Jesus the Nazarene of the Three Falls
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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