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The Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico

El Real y Pontificia Universidad de Mexico

 
 
The Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
1. The Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico Marker
Inscription.
Scientiaeqve amor salvs popvli est patriae
Ad perennem memoriam pontificiae regiae Vniversitatis Caroli V ivssv ab excmo anto de Mendoza in hoc loco III ivnii MDLII erectae qvae ad annum MDCCCLXV vsquve florvit hoc monvmentvm vniversitas nationalis Mexicana DD

English translation:
Love of knowledge is the safety of the country
This monument is erected to the perpetual memory of the Royal and Pontifical University founded in the time of Charles V under the Viceroy Mendoza on June 3, 1552 and that flourished here until 1865 as the National University of Mexico.

 
Erected 1919.
 
Location. 19° 26.019′ N, 99° 7.895′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle Moneda 3, Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Death of Benito Juárez (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Antonio Marquez G. (within shouting distance of this marker); Manuel Nicolás Carpancho (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Printing Press in the Americas (about 90 meters away, measured
The Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
2. The Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico Marker
Interestingly, the door to the left of the marker was once the entrance to the oldest bar in Mexico. It was known as "El Nível" (The Level) and was inaugurated in 1857. It closed in 2008 due to pressure from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
in a direct line); Pedestrian Bridge over the Templo Mayor (about 150 meters away); The Main Chapels of the Cathedral of Mexico City (about 180 meters away); Ignacio Luis Vallarta (about 210 meters away); House of Juan Engel (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding The Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico. This was the location of one of the first universities in the Americas, the Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico. The traditional date of its inauguration is now usually given as January 25, 1553. It was the precursor of both the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Pontifical University of Mexico.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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