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Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Temple of the Congregation

Templo de la Congregación

 
 
Temple of the Congregation Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2018
1. Temple of the Congregation Marker
This marker with updated text replaced an older marker in 2018.
Inscription.
Templo de la Congregación
Dedicado a la Virgen de Guadalupe, terminó su construcción en 1680 siendo obra del arquitecto queretano José de Bayas Delgado.

En la fachada del templo destacan dos torres gemelas que funcionan como campanario. Su interior resguarda un monumental órgano realizado por el arquitecto Ignacio Mariano de las Casas y la pintura de la Virgen de Guadalupe, obra atribuida al artista Miguel Cabrera, uno de los máximos representantes del arte virreinal. Destaca en su sacristía uno de los pocos retablos barrocos que se conservan en la cuidad.

English:
Temple of the Congregation
Dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe, this was the third sanctuary built in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It was consecrated in 1680 and is the work of José Bayas Delgado, a Baroque architect and native of Querétaro.

On the façade of the temple stand twin bell towers. Its interior still preserves a monumental organ, attributed to the architect Ignacio Mariano de las Casas, and the Virgin of Guadalupe, painted by Miguel Cabrera, one of the most important artists of the Baroque Viceroyalty. It also features a sacristy with one of the few Baroque altarpieces that are preserved in the city.
 
Erected 2018 by Municipalidad de Querétaro.
The previous Temple of the Congregation Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2015
2. The previous Temple of the Congregation Marker
This previous marker was replaced in 2018. Its text read:

Templo de la Congregación
El Templo de la Congregación de Clérigos Seculares de Santa María de Guadalupe, se dedicó solemnemente el 12 de mayo de 1680, construido gracias al patrocinio del benefactor prebítero Juan Caballero y Osio.
Su magnífico diseño es obra del arquitecto José de Rayas Delgado. La cúpula fue remodelada en 1736 por el maestro albañil José Guadalupe. La imagen de la Virgen de Guadalupe que destaca en el altar es obra del insigne pintor novohispano Miguel Cabrera.
En sus Glorias de Querétaro, don Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora describió con entusiasmo las fiestas de este santuario guadalupano.

English:
Temple of the Congregation
The Temple of the Congregation of Secular Clergy of Santa Maria de Guadalupe was consecrated on May 12, 1680, having been constructed under the gracious patronage of the benefactor Juan Caballero y Osio.
Its magnificient design is the work of architect José de Rayas Delgado. The dome was remodeled in 1736 by the master builder José Guadalupe. The image of the Virgen de Guadalupe, highlighted on the altar, is the work of the well-known painter of New Spain, Miguel Cabrera.
In his "Glories of Querétaro", written in the 17th century, Don Carlos de Sigüenza y Gongora described enthusiastically the fiestas of the shrine of Guadalupe.

 
Location. 20° 35.647′ N, 100° 23.406′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker is on Calle Luis Pasteur just south of Calle 16 de Noviembre, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ignacio Pérez (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Portal of Samaniego (about 90 meters away); Plaza de Armas (about 90 meters away); Temple of Santiago and Jesuit Colleges (about 120 meters away); Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana (about 120 meters away); Licenciado Lorenzo de la Parra (about 150 meters away); House of Mariano Lara (about 150 meters away); Monument to Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
More about this marker. The marker was replaced in 2018 with updated text but almost in the same location as a marker with the same name. The marker also mentions that the area is part of the Zone of Historical Monuments of Querétaro (Zona de Monumentos Históricos de Querétaro) as part of its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial Era
 
The previous Temple of the Congregation Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2015
3. The previous Temple of the Congregation Marker
The previous marker was just to the right of the temple's entrance gate.
Temple of the Congregation and its new marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 1, 2018
4. Temple of the Congregation and its new marker
The newer 2018 marker has been placed a few meters farther to the right from the entrance gate to the church. In this view a portion of the marker can be seen behind the white vehicle.
Temple of the Congregation and the previous marker to the far right image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 28, 2015
5. Temple of the Congregation and the previous marker to the far right
The altar of the Temple of the Congregation image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 1, 2018
6. The altar of the Temple of the Congregation
The organ of the Temple of the Congregation image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 1, 2018
7. The organ of the Temple of the Congregation
"Its interior still preserves a monumental organ, attributed to the architect Ignacio Mariano de las Casas."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 18, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on April 18, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on November 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6, 7. submitted on April 18, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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