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San Agustin Temple

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 16, 2019
1. San Agustin Temple Marker
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Templo de San Agustín
En 1599 los Agustinos se establecieron en San Luis Potosí con el fin de fundar una hospedería para los viajeros que se dirigían a Zacatecas por el Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. El Templo y Convento fueron construidos en 1615 por fray Diego Basalenque, quien fundó la primera escuela para niños españoles de la ciudad.

El templo tiene una de las torres barrocas más bellas de la ciudad, que sustituyó la torre donde se ubicaba la capilla de Nuestra Señora del Tránsito. Fue remodelado por encargo del Obispo Montes de Oca por los decoradores italianos Molina y Compiani. A finales del siglo XX la plaza se integró, se delimitó con la reja monumental y se rescató una bella portada lateral.

English:
San Agustin Temple
In 1599 the Agustinos settled in San Luis Potosí for the purpose of founding an inn for travelers on the way to Zacatecas by way of the road known as Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. The Temple and Convent were built in 1615 by Brother Diego Basalenque, who founded the first school for the Spanish children of the city.

The temple has one of the
San Agustin Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 16, 2019
2. San Agustin Temple Marker
The marker can be seen just to the left after entering this, the northern entryway to the atrium of the temple. The marker in this photo is just above the head of a person on a bicycle.
most beautiful baroque towers of the city, which replaced the tower where the chapel of Our Lady of Transit was located. It was remodeled by request of the Bishop Montes de Oca by the Italian decorators Molina and Compiani. At the end of the 20th century, the plaza was integrated, enclosed by a monumental gate and one of the beautiful façade sides was recovered.
 
Location. 22° 8.994′ N, 100° 58.453′ W. Marker is in San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, in Municipality of San Luis Potosí. Marker is on Avenida Universidad just east of José María Morelos y Pavón, on the right when traveling east. 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. Temple and Ex-Convent of San Agustín (a few steps from this marker); San Agustín Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Museum of Masks (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Teatro de la Paz (about 120 meters away); Viceregal Art Museum (about 150 meters away); Temple of Carmen and Ex-Convent of the Barefoot Carmelite Religious Order (about 180 meters away); Al Libro Mayor (about 180 meters away); Española Bookstore (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Luis Potosí.
 
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San Agustin Temple image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 16, 2019
3. San Agustin Temple
San Agustin Temple main facade image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 16, 2019
4. San Agustin Temple main facade
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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