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Tula de Allende in Municipality of Tula de Allende, Hidalgo, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Atrium's Cross at Tula

 
 
The Atrium's Cross at Tula Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
1. The Atrium's Cross at Tula Marker
Inscription.
Cruz atrial
Cristo
Redentor del Mundo, esta expresado
en la cruz labrada en el crucero.
Los Doce Franciscanos
venidos a America en 1524, se simbolizan
en los casetones de los brazos y cabecera.
Los Diez Mandamientos
en el tronco de esta cruz, representa la
evangelización que trajo a Tula, en 1529
Fray Alonso de Rangel
Tula, Hgo., 19 de marzo de 1999

English translation:
The Atrium’s Cross
Christ, Redeemer of the World, is expressed in the carved cross in the atrium.
The Twelve Franciscans,
come to America in 1524, are symbolized by the designs on the arms and top of the cross.
The Ten Commandments,
represented on the trunk of the cross, represents the evangelization that
Friar Alonso de Rangel
brought to Tula in 1529.
Tula, Hidalgo, March 19, 1999

 
Erected 1999.
 
Location. 20° 3.315′ N, 99° 20.617′ W. Marker is in Tula de Allende, Hidalgo, in Municipality of Tula de Allende. Marker is on Calle Principal (Route 17) just north of Calle 16 de Septiembre, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tula de Allende, Hidalgo 42800, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Atrium's Cross at Tula Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
2. The Atrium's Cross at Tula Marker
The marker is on the far right in this view of the cross mentioned in the marker text and the Cathedral of San José in the background.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Building K (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Ball Court 2 (approx. one kilometer away); Pyramid C and the Adoratory (approx. one kilometer away); The Wall of Skulls (approx. one kilometer away); Pyramid B (approx. one kilometer away); The Temple of Pyramid B (approx. one kilometer away); The Burnt Palace (approx. one kilometer away); El Coatepantli (Wall of Snakes) (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tula de Allende.
 
Regarding The Atrium's Cross at Tula. The marker mentions the Twelve Franciscans that came to Mexico in 1524. These were the first missionaries to what would one day be Mexico, arriving only three years after the initial arrival of Hernán Cortes.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
Old Church at Tula image. Click for full size.
By William Henry Jackson
3. Old Church at Tula
This photo, from some time between 1880 and 1897, is courtesy the Library of Congress.
An interior view of the Cathedral of San José at Tula image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
4. An interior view of the Cathedral of San José at Tula
A side chapel at the cathedral dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe with a Mexican flag image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
5. A side chapel at the cathedral dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe with a Mexican flag
A view of the cathedral's bell tower from an interior courtyard image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
6. A view of the cathedral's bell tower from an interior courtyard
The inscription of the Atrium's Cross at Tula image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 2, 2018
7. The inscription of the Atrium's Cross at Tula

1520 1990
470 años
de la evangelizacion
en la Antigua
Mamenhi Tollan
Xicocotitlan
por los Franciscanos
Orden de Frailes
Menores
Tula, Hgo. 19 de marzo de 1998

English translation:
1520 - 1990
470 years of evangelization of Mamenhi Tollan Xicocotitlán by the Franciscans of the Order of Friars Minor
Tula, Hidalgo, March 19, 1998
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on June 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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