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Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Chapel of the Dead

 
 
The Chapel of the Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 18, 2018
1. The Chapel of the Dead Marker
Inscription.  

En el siglo XIX esta capilla fue depósito de cadáveres de pordioseros e indigentes. Se le conoció como Capilla de los Muertos.

English translation:
In the 19th century this chapel was where the bodies of beggars and the indigent were held before burial. It was known as the Chapel of the Dead.
 
Erected by Ciudad de México.
 
Location. 19° 26.341′ N, 99° 8.362′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Belisario Domínguez just west of Héroes de 57, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Convent of La Concepción (within shouting distance of this marker); Aquiles Serdán (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Parish of San Lorenzo, Deacon and Martyr (about 180 meters away); The House of Covadonga (approx. 0.3 kilometers
The Chapel of the Dead and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 18, 2018
2. The Chapel of the Dead and Marker
Like many colonial-era buildings in Mexico City, this chapel is noticeably leaning as it settles unevenly into the soils of the ancient lake bed.
away); Manuel Doblado (was approx. 0.4 kilometers away but has been reported missing. ); Jacinto Pat (was approx. 0.4 kilometers away but has been reported missing. ); José María Lafragua (was approx. 0.4 kilometers away but has been reported missing. ); General Bibiano Dávalos López (was approx. 0.4 kilometers away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
The Chapel of the Dead image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 18, 2018
3. The Chapel of the Dead
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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