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Convent of Our Lady of the Angels of Churubusco

 
 
Convent of Our Lady of the Angels of Churubusco Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
1. Convent of Our Lady of the Angels of Churubusco Marker
Inscription.
Convento de Ntra Sra. de los Angeles de Churubusco construido por los RR. franciscanos y resconstruido en 1590. Su iglesia en 1668.
Dependencia de la Insp. Gral. de Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos

English translation:
Convent of Our Lady of the Angels of Churubusco constructed by the Franciscans and reconstructed in 1590. Church constructed in 1668.

 
Erected by Dependencia de la Inspección General de Monumentos Artísticos e Históricos.
 
Location. 19° 21.278′ N, 99° 8.927′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Marker can be reached from 20 de Agosto. Touch for map. The marker is directly inside on the right hand side of the entrance arch to the ex-convent and current museum.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Patrick Battalion Plaza (here, next to this marker); The Defense at the Battle of Churubusco (a few steps from this marker); Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dolphin House/House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada (approx. 4.5 kilometers away); The Del Carmen Convent
Convent of Our Lady of the Angels of Churubusco Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
2. Convent of Our Lady of the Angels of Churubusco Marker
The marker can be seen inside the entryway of the ex-convent, directly above the security guard's head in this photo.
(approx. 4.5 kilometers away); General José Frontera (approx. 4.6 kilometers away); Parish of San Jacinto (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); Tribute to John Riley (approx. 4.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Convent of Our Lady of the Angels of Churubusco Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
3. Convent of Our Lady of the Angels of Churubusco Marker
This entryway into the main convent building was used as a service yard ("patio de servicio") in the colonial period.
Convent of Our Lady of the Angels of Churubusco additional marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
4. Convent of Our Lady of the Angels of Churubusco additional marker
This additional marker is directly across from the main marker in the entry arch to the ex-convent. It reads: Este convento fue defendido por las tropas mexicanas hasta consumir el ultimo cartucho contra las norteamericanas el 20 de Agosto de 1847 – 1947 (This convent was defended by Mexican troops until they used their last cartridge of bullets as they fought against the North Americans on August 20, 1847 – 1947).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 23, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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