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Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Temple and former Convent of Capuchins

 
 
Temple and former Convent of Capuchins Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2018
1. Temple and former Convent of Capuchins Marker
Inscription.
Templo y antiguo convento de Capuchinas
Esta edificación se comenzó a construir en 1721 con la llegada de las hermanas Clarisas Capuchinas, provenientes del convento de San Felipe de Jesús, en la Ciudad de México. Su fundación fue promovida por los marqueses de la Villa del Villar del Águila, benefactores de Querétaro. La construcción recupera un estilo sobrio relacionado con el voto de pobreza de la orden religiosa.

En 1864 las monjas fueron exclaustradas debido a la aplicación de las Leyes de Reforma. Tres años más tarde, en 1867, el convento fungió como la última morada del emperador Maximiliano de Habsburgo. Actualmente las instalaciones son sede del Museo de la Ciudad y del Museo de la Restauración de la República.

English:
Temple and former Convent of Capuchins
The Order of the Capuchin Poor Clares arrived in Querétaro in August 1721. They came from the Convent of San Felipe de Jesús in Mexico City to found a new convent, built with the help of the Marquises of the Villa del Villar del Águila, benefactors from the city. Both the temple and the convent are of sober architecture, following the rule of poverty of the order.

The nuns were evicted in 1864 by the Laws of Reform. The convent and its annexes were later used as Republican barracks, a prison,
Temple and former Convent of Capuchins Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2018
2. Temple and former Convent of Capuchins Marker
The marker can be seen far to the left in this view of the temple and former convent.
the last dwelling of Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg, an orphanage, and two schools. Today it is the home to the City Museum and the Museum of the Restoration of the Republic.
 
Erected 2018 by Municipalidad de Querétaro.
 
Location. 20° 35.594′ N, 100° 23.743′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker is on Calle Vicente Guerrero Norte just south of Calle Hidalgo, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Last Prison of Maximilian (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin N. Velasco Military Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); Alley of Matamoros (within shouting distance of this marker); Manuel de la Peña y Peña (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple and former Convent of the Carmelites (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Tribute to Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana (about 150 meters away); Vicente Guerrero (about 180 meters away); Birthplace of Manuel Montes Collantes (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
More about this marker. The marker also mentions
Temple and former Convent of Capuchins postcard image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 15, 2017
3. Temple and former Convent of Capuchins postcard
Convento de Capuchinas. Querétaro. 205. Latapi y Bert. Apartado 922. México.
that the area is part of the Zone of Historical Monuments of Querétaro (Zona de Monumentos Históricos de Querétaro) as part of its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on May 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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