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San Juan de los Lagos in Municipality of San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, Mexico — The Pacific Coast (and Central Highlands)
 

Mesón de la Virgen

(The Hostel of the Virgin)

 

—San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, México —

 
Mesón de la Virgen Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 5, 2018
1. Mesón de la Virgen Marker
Inscription.  
Mesón de la Virgen
Hoy Escuela Rita Peréz de Moreno

Por orden del Pbro. Bachiller Don Vicente Cuellar y González en el año de 1769, se inició la construcción del Mesón de la Virgen con el fin de hospedar en él a los viajeros y peregrinos que venían a esta ciudad a visitar a la Virgen de San Juan; ha tenido various usos: primero el de hospedería, después de cuartel y al pasar a favor del municipio se había destinado a Escuela del Estado. Fue inaugurada por el Lic. Adolfo López Mateos, Presidente de la República, en tiempos modernos.

English translation:
Mesón de la Virgen (The Hostel of the Virgin)
(Currently The Rita Peréz de Moreno School)

By order of the priest Vicente Cuellar y González in 1769, construction began on the Mesón de la Virgen in order to host travelers and pilgrims who came to this city to visit the Virgin of San Juan. The building has had various uses: first as a hostel, then later as military barracks. After passing into the ownership of the municipality it was designated as a state-run school. It was inaugurated by Adolfo López Mateos, President of the
Mesón de la Virgen and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 5, 2018
2. Mesón de la Virgen and Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance to the Mesón de la Virgen.
Republic, in modern times.
 
Erected by Secretaría de Turismo del Estado de Jalisco.
 
Location. 21° 14.654′ N, 102° 20.082′ W. Marker is in San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, in Municipality of San Juan de los Lagos. Marker is on Calle Vicente Guerrero just north of Calle Minerva, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco 47000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Temple of the Third Order (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pope John Paul II's Visit to San Juan de Lagos (about 150 meters away); Cathedral Basilica of San Juan de los Lagos (about 180 meters away); Chapel of the First Miracle (about 210 meters away); The Temple of the Blood of Christ (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Sanctuary of Saint Pedro Esqueda (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Pope John Paul II's Visit to Jalostotitlán (approx. 16.2 kilometers away); Alfredo R. Placencia (approx. 16.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan de los Lagos.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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