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San Luis Potosí in Municipality of San Luis Potosí, Mexico — The Northeast (and Central Highlands)
 

The San Luis Potosí Cathedral

 
 
The San Luis Potosí Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 16, 2019
1. The San Luis Potosí Cathedral Marker
Inscription.  

Catedral.
Barroco. S. XVIII.
Nicolás Sánchez Pacheco.

Aquí estuvo desde 1609 la primera parroquia dedicada a la Sra. De la Expectación. Entre 1701 y 1728 se derruye y construye la nueva, de fachada estilo barroco salomónico con forma de biombo. Los apóstoles en fachada son similares a los de San Juan de Letran, en Roma. La torre sur es de argamasa y la norte de cantera.

Diciembre 2001

English translation:
The San Luis Potosí Cathedral
Baroque style. 18th century.
Nicolás Sánchez Pacheco.

The first parish here was dedicated to Mrs. de la Expectación in 1609. Between 1701 and 1728 that church was demolished and this cathedral built, with a Baroque-Solomonic style façade shaped like a folding screen. The apostles on the facade are similar to those of San Juan de Letran (San Giovanni in Laterano), in Rome. The south tower is made of mortar and the north of quarried stone.

December 2001
 
Erected 2001 by Consejo Consultivo del Centro Histórico.
 
Location. 22° 
The San Luis Potosí Cathedral and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 16, 2019
2. The San Luis Potosí Cathedral and Marker
The marker can be seen to the right of the main entrance to the cathedral. Note the different colored towers, as mentioned in the marker text.
9.093′ N, 100° 58.552′ W. Marker is in San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, in Municipality of San Luis Potosí. Marker is on Jardín Hidalgo just north of Manuel José Othón, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Luis Potosí 78000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Ignacio Zaragoza (within shouting distance of this marker); Metropolitan Cathedral / Vicereine's Balcony (within shouting distance of this marker); Pitman House (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Don Félix María Calleja (within shouting distance of this marker); Municipal Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); Española Bookstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Arms Square / City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Al Libro Mayor (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Luis Potosí.
 
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The San Luis Potosí Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 16, 2019
3. The San Luis Potosí Cathedral
The San Luis Potosí Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 16, 2019
4. The San Luis Potosí Cathedral
An interior view of the San Luis Potosí Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
5. An interior view of the San Luis Potosí Cathedral
A view of the domed ceiling of the San Luis Potosí Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 17, 2019
6. A view of the domed ceiling of the San Luis Potosí Cathedral
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5, 6. submitted on April 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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