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Dolores Hidalgo in Municipality of Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Casa de Visitas

Ruta Corazón de Guanajuato

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 14, 2018
1. Casa de Visitas Marker
Inscription.  

Casa de Visitas
Es un bello inmueble de cantera rosa que data de finales del siglo XVIII, su estilo arquitectónico es barroco y fue construido por don Juan Mercado.

La planta arquitectónica de esta edificación tiene forma cuadrangular, con un amplio patio al centro, a la usanza de las casas de la época. Es de dos niveles, en ambos hay pasillos techados con arcos de medio punto. La superficie de la planta superior, la que da hacia la calle, rebasa el límite que tienen las casas vecinas, provocando la formación de portales por donde la gente puede transitar.

Los arcos que constituyen los portales del primer piso son seis, la decoración de sus columnas tiene elementos del barroco, al igual que los cinco balcones y las columnas que flanquean las ventanas.

En la parte superior de la ventana central destaca la figura de una cruz en alto relieve, que forma parte del remate de todo el edificio, donde también sobresale la decoración en alto relieve. La construcción del inmueble se concluyó el 4 de abril de 1786, según se ve en la inscripción de un pilar central del portal, para ser la sede del Subdelegado
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 14, 2018
2. Casa de Visitas Marker English text
de la Corona Española en el Pueblo de Dolores.

Se llama Casa de Visitas a partir de 1940 cuando pasó a ser propiedad de Gobierno del Estado para hospedar a los visitantes distinguidos de la ciudad y de Guanajuato.

En el año que inició el movimiento armado que dio origen a la Independencia, esta casa estaba habitada por Don Nicolás Fernández del Rincón, quien era Subdelegado. En ella fueron arrestadas por los militares Ignacio Allende y Juan Aldama el Subdelegado y el Colector de Diezmos Inacio Diez Cortina.

Dolores Hidalgo tuvo una ubicación estratégica, pues fue un punto intermedio entre la ciudad de Guanajuato y la de San Miguel de Allende, ambas de gran relevancia para el gobieno virreinal, sobre todo Guanajuato, por ser alli donde se extraía más del cincuenta por ciento de la plata exportada a España.

En este contexto es comprensible que fuera necesario contar con un lugar para albergar a los miembros del gobierno que debían trasladarse para estar al tanto de la administración de los bienes de la Nueva España.

English:
Casa de Visitas
Don Juan Mercado built this beautiful Baroque pink stone building in the XVIII century.

It is square shaped with a large courtyard in the center, style of the houses of the time. It has two levels, both with covered walkways with arches. The area of the upper floor,
A nearby map of Dolores Hidalgo, just south of the Casa de Visitas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 14, 2018
3. A nearby map of Dolores Hidalgo, just south of the Casa de Visitas Marker
the one facing the street, goes beyond the limit of the neighboring houses causing the formation of nice walkways.

The arches that form the walkways of the first floor, are six, the columns have Baroque decorations, like the five balconies and columns flanking the windows.

At the top of the central window a cross in high relief stands out, it is part of the top of the entire building, with high relief decorations too. The construction of the building was completed on April 4th, 1786, as seen on the inscription on a central pillar of the portal. The building was then the headquarters of the Subdelegate of the Spanish Crown in the town of Dolores.

It was called Casa de Visitas from 1940 when it became the property of the State Government to host distinguished visitors from the city and Guanajuato.

On the year that the armed movement that led to the beggining of independence, this was the house of the subdelegate Don Nicolas Fernandez del Rincón. In it the subdelegate and the tithe collector, Mr. Ignacio Diez Cortina were arrested by the military men Ignacio Allende and Juan Aldama.

Dolores Hidalgo was a strategic place, it was a midpoint between the city of Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, both of great importance for the Colonial government, especially Guanajuato, because it was here where more than fifty percent of the silver exported
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 14, 2018
4. Casa de Visitas and Marker
to Spain was extracted.

In this context it is understandable that it was necessary to have a place to house the important government personalities that had to travel to take care of the administration of the possessions of the New Spain.
 
Location. 21° 9.464′ N, 100° 56.092′ W. Marker is in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Dolores Hidalgo. Marker is on Calle Principal just south of Calle Zacatecas, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato 37800, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hidalgo Memorial and Independence Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Mariano Abasolo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Decrees of Benito Juárez in Dolores Hidalgo (within shouting distance of this marker); Miguel Hidalgo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Route of Hidalgo (within shouting distance of this marker); From Here Hidalgo Proclaimed Mexican Independence (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); National Independence Museum (about 90 meters away); Cocomacán (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dolores Hidalgo.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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