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Huichapan in Municipality of Huichapan, Hidalgo, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Parroquia de San Mateo Apóstol

Huichapan - Pueblos Mágicos

 
 
Parroquia de San Mateo Apóstol Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 6, 2018
1. Parroquia de San Mateo Apóstol Marker
Inscription.  

Parroquia de San Mateo Apóstol
Esta iglesia, cuya obra se inició en 1758 y se terminó en 1763 bajo la dirección del maestro de obras don Antonio Simón, se construyó a petición del Benefactor Don Manuel González Ponce de León, quien en su testamento dispuso la cantidad necesaria de dinero para que sus albaceas la llevaran a cabo. Está dedicada al Santo Patrono de Huichapan, San Mateo Apóstol. Su planta tiene forma de cruz latina, con una doble fachada de estilo barroco. En su interior se destacan dos retablos de autor anónimo dedicados a la pasión de Jesús y a la vida de la virgen María. Su altar principal es de estilo neoclásico, y a un costado de éste se encuentra la estatua orante del Benefactor.

English:
Parroquia de San Mateo Apóstol
Parish of Saint Matthew Apostle

This church, whose construction began in 1753 and completed in 1763 under the direction of master builder Antonio Simon, was built at the request of Benefactor Don Manuel Gonzalez Ponce de León, who in his will established the necessary amount of money to finish the construction. It is dedicated to the Patron
Parroquia de San Mateo Apóstol Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 6, 2018
2. Parroquia de San Mateo Apóstol Marker
The featured marker can be seen in the background, with the 'Monolithic Cross of the Atrium' Marker towards the left.
Saint of Huichapan, San Mateo Apostle. Its base has a Latin cross, with a double Baroque façade. Highlights two anonymous author altarpieces dedicated to the passion of Jesus and the life of the Virgin Mary inside. Its main altar is neoclassical, and next to it the praying statue is Benefactor.
 
Location. 20° 22.521′ N, 99° 38.992′ W. Marker is in Huichapan, Hidalgo, in Municipality of Huichapan. Marker is on De la Reforma just north of Manuel González, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huichapan, Hidalgo 42400, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monolithic Cross of the Atrium (a few steps from this marker); El Chapitel (within shouting distance of this marker); First Celebration of the Mexican Independence Proclamation (within shouting distance of this marker); General Julián Villagrán (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza of the Independence Martyrs (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Benito Juárez (about 120 meters away); General Pedro María Anaya (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); General Julián Villagrán and José María Villagrán (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huichapan.
 
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Parroquia de San Mateo Apóstol and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 6, 2018
3. Parroquia de San Mateo Apóstol and Marker
The Neoclassical interior of the Parroquia de San Mateo Apóstol image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 6, 2018
4. The Neoclassical interior of the Parroquia de San Mateo Apóstol
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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