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

Parish of the Asunción

Ruta Corazón de Guanajuato

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 14, 2018
1. Parish of the Asunción Marker
Inscription.  

Parroquia de la Asunción
La construcción de este inmueble data de 1875 a iniciativa del cura José María Gómez para rendir culto a una virgen cuya iconografia es de origen francés, La Saleta. El baluarte neogótico de la torre se comenzó a edificar, bajo la dirección del alarife Zeferino Gutiérrez Muñoz, en 1884 hasta terminarse en 1888.

La advocación de la Virgen de la Asunción inició a partir de una declaración del Papa Pío XII, cuando el 1 de noviembre de 1950 se aprobó por bula el "Dogma de la Asunción de la Santísima Virgen en cuerpo y alma al Cielo". La Diócesis de Celaya encabezada por el entonces obispo Victorino Álvarez Tena, toma la determinación el 19 de octubre de 1976 de instalar una nueva Patrona para el Templo: Nuestra Señora de la Asunción.

La parroquia tiene una planta arquitectónica en forma de cruz latina, destaca el aspecto de su fachada hecha de cantera que contrasta con el material del cuerpo del templo. La torre es de estilo gótico y, aunque existen publicaciones que indican que el estilo del pórtico es imitación del grecorromano, si se observa bien, las caracteristicas de sus arcos,
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 14, 2018
2. Parish of the Asunción Marker English text
de la puerta principal y de la ventana del coro tienen más elementos que lo asemejan al estilo gótico.

El altar mayor es de estilo neoclásico y en la parte principal se resguarda la imagen de la Virgen de la Asunción, su cúpula es amplia y cuenta con 16 ventanas que permiten una adecuada iluminación, al igual que las ventanas de la parte superior de las paredes que conforman la nave principal.

En las paredes del interior hay cinco importantes obras pictóricas de Pedro Ramírez, que representan momentos clave en la vida de Jesucristo, son: ‘La Anunciación’, ‘La Visita de María a su prima Isabel’, ‘El Nacimiento’, ‘La Presentación de Jesús en el Templo’, ‘Jesús predicando entre los doctores’.

En Dolores Hidalgo, las fiestas en honor a esta virgen se celebran los días 15 de agosto de cada año.

English:
Parish of the Asunción
The construction of this building dates from 1875 by the priest José María Gómez' initiative to worship a virgin with a French iconography, the Saleta. The neo-gotic tower was begun under Zeferino Gutiérrez Muñoz’ command in 1884 until its completion in 1888.

The invocation of the Virgin of the Assumption begun when a declaration of Pope Pius XII, on November 1st, 1950 proclaiming the "Dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in body and soul to heaven" and approved by a papal bull.
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 14, 2018
3. Parish of the Asunción and Marker
The Celaya's Diocese headed by Bishop Victorino Alvarez Tena, resolved on October 19th, 1976 to give another patroness to the parish: Nuestra Señora de la Asunción.

The parish has a floor plan of a Latin cross, the facade made of quarry material stands out contrasting with the body of the church. The tower is Gothic, and although hearsay specifies that the style of the porch imitates the Greco-Roman style, if you look closely, the characteristics of its arches, the front door and the window of the choir have more elements resembling the Gothic style.

The main altar is Neoclassical with the image of the Virgin of the Assumption, its spacious dome has 16 windows giving light to the church, like the window of the upper part of the walls that make up the main aisle.

At the interior walls there are five important paintings by Pedro Ramírez that represent key moments in the life of Jesus Christ, in chronological order they are: "The Annunciation", "The Visit of Mary to her cousin Isabel", "The Nativity", "The Presentation of Jesus at the temple" and "Jesus among the Doctors"

In Dolores Hidalgo, feasts in honor of the Virgin are celebrated on August 15 of each year.
 
Location. 21° 9.318′ N, 100° 55.964′ W. Marker is in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Dolores
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By J. Makali Bruton, September 14, 2018
4. An interior view of the Parish of the Asunción
Hidalgo. Marker is on Calle Puebla just west of Calle Distrito Federal, on the left when traveling west. 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. The Route of the Insurgents (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Unknown Insurgent Monument (about 210 meters away); Temple of El Calvario (about 210 meters away); Birthplace of José Alfredo Jiménez (about 240 meters away); Church of the Tercera Orden (about 240 meters away); Cocomacán (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Decrees of Benito Juárez in Dolores Hidalgo (approx. 0.3 kilometers 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 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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