Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Captain Juan Chavarria de Valera
Catálogo de la Insp. Gral. de Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos
This was the house where Captain Juan Chavarria de Valera, Knight of the Order of St. James, lived and died.
Catalog of the Inspector General of Artistic and Historic Monuments
Erected by Catálogo de la Inspección General de Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos.
Location. 19° 26.117′ N, 99° 7.733′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Justo Sierra just east of 3a Calle del Carmen, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Justo Sierra 53, Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nidjei Israel Synagogue (within shouting distance of this marker); The High College of Saints Peter and Paul (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Manuel Cervantes Imaz (about 120 meters away); First Monte de Piedad First Mexican Congress (about 150 meters away); Temple of Santa Teresa La Nueva (about 150 meters away); Temple of Our Lady of Loreto (about 150 meters away); Francisco Javier Clavijero (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
Regarding Captain Juan Chavarria de Valera. The house is locally known as the Casa de la Custodia (House of the Custodia or Monstrance). The Captain Juan Chavarria de Valera is said to have rushed into the burning Saint Augustine Church in 1676 and saved the ancient monstrance. In gratitude the city placed a stone image of a hand holding a monstrance above the Captain's house. It is still there today, although somewhat weathered.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.