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Guanajuato in Municipality of Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Basilica of Guanajuato

Un Museo Llamado Guanajuato / A Museum Called Guanajuato

 
 
The Basilica of Guanajuato Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2018
1. The Basilica of Guanajuato Marker
Inscription.  

Basílica de Guanajuato
Se le denominó Parroquia de Guanajuato hasta el año de 1957, en que se le elevó a la categoría de Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato. Su construcción se inició en el año de 1671 y se concluyó en 1696, cubriendo todos los costos los mineros del lugar. En ese año se llevó al templo la imagen de la Virgen de Guanajuato, la cual dice la tradición, fue donada por el rey Felipe II. Es una magnífica escultura en madera estofada y llama la atención la dulce belleza de los rostros de la Virgen y el Niño; tiene una rica base de plata repujada de estilo barroco. Su atrio data de principios del XIX. Cada una de sus tres puertas de acceso tiene una fachada en cantera rosa, sobresaliendo la fachada principal, sobre la cual se erige el campanario de tres cuerpos de la misma época y estilo; además del cubo del relof, se aprecia otra torre de inferiores proporciones y de bello estilo churrigueresco del siglo XVIII.

Aquí se encuentran los auténticos restos de Santa Faustina Mártir y su sangre en polvo, contenida en un bello vaso, los cuales fueron adquiridos en Roma por el segundo Conde de Valenciana. La
The Basilica of Guanajuato and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2018
2. The Basilica of Guanajuato and Marker
The marker is roughly in the middle of this view at street level.
Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato es símbolo del esplendor y auge de este rico mineral de Santa Fe de Guanajuato.

Para más información visita: www.ciudadmuseo-gto.com

English:
The Basilica of Guanajuato
The Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato is the most notable building in the Plaza de la Paz. It became the parish church of Guanajuato in 1957, when it was raised to the category of Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato. Construcion of the church, which was financed by the city's mine owners, began in 1671 and was concluded in 1696. The same year saw the arrival at the church of the statue of the Virgin of Guanajuato, which, according to tradition, was donated by King Philip II. The magnifently carved wooden effigy standing on a rich silver base is noted for the sweetly beautiful faces of the Virgin and Child.

The church architecture is an example of seventeenth-century Baroque Mannerism, with a slim cupula in the same style. Its atrium dates to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Each of its three entrances has a façade of pink sandstone. The main doorway sits under a triple bell tower built at the same time and in the same style. In addition to the clock tower, there is another, shorter, tower in the Churrigueresque style of the eighteenth century.

This place has the remains of Saint Faustina
A statue of Pope John Paul II on the north side of the Basilica of Guanajuato image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2018
3. A statue of Pope John Paul II on the north side of the Basilica of Guanajuato
This statue commemorates the January 26, 1979 visit to the Basilica of Pope John Paul II.
Martyr, along with a beautiful vessel containing her powdered blood, which were brought from Rome by the second Count of Valenciana.

The Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato is a symbol of the splendor and the greatness of the mineral wealth of Santa Fe de Guanajuato.

For more information, visit: www.ciudadmuseo-gto.com (Marker Number 7 of 19.)
 
Location. 21° 0.99′ N, 101° 15.222′ W. Marker is in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Guanajuato. Marker is on Luis González Obregón just west of Del Truco, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guanajuato 36000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato (a few steps from this marker); The Royal Bank of Guanajuato (within shouting distance of this marker); Benito Juárez in Guanajuato (within shouting distance of this marker); The Royal Houses of Guanajuato (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucio Marmolejo (within shouting distance of this marker); Luis González Obregón (within shouting distance of this marker); Agustín Lanuza (within shouting distance of this marker); The Royal Prison of Guanajuato (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guanajuato.
 
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The Basilica of Guanajuato and the nearby Monument to Peace image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2018
4. The Basilica of Guanajuato and the nearby Monument to Peace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 8, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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