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Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Tepeyac Chapel

La Capilla del Cerrito

 
 
Tepeyac Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
1. Tepeyac Chapel Marker
Inscription.
En 1660 Cristobal de Aguirre y Teresa Pelegrina mandaron construir una pequeña capilla en este lugar, para conmemorar las tres apariciones de Ntra. Sra. a Juan Diego. Al principio del siglo XVII el P. Jose de Montufar construyo una mayor con casa de ejercicios y un pequeño panteon. La fachada de esta capilla, la Vela del Marino y la primitiva escalinata oriente fueron diseñadas por el Arq. Francisco Guerrero y Torres.
1970 Año del Encuentro Guadalupano

English translation:
In 1660 Cristóbal de Aguirre and Teresa Pelegrina ordered a small chapel to be built here to commemorate the three appearances of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego. At the beginning of the 18th century Father José de Montufar built a larger chapel that included a spiritual retreat center and a small mortuary. The facade of this chapel, the Mariner's Sail and the primitive staircase to the east were designed by Architect Francisco Guerrero y Torres.
1970 The Year of Guadalupe

 
Erected 1970.
 
Location. 19° 29.164′ N, 99° 6.967′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker can be reached from Calzada de Guadalupe just from Zumarraga. Touch for map. The marker is to the left of the entrance
Tepeyac Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
2. Tepeyac Chapel Marker
The marker is to the left of the chapel entrance in this view.
to the Tepeyac Chapel at the very top of Tepeyac Hill at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Virgin of Guadalupe and Juan Diego (a few steps from this marker); José María Morelos y Pavón Stopped to Pray Here (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Banner of Atotonilco and the Parish of the Natives (about 120 meters away); The Parish of the Natives (about 120 meters away); Chapel of the Well (about 120 meters away); Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos (about 150 meters away); The Reign of Cuauhtemoctzin (approx. 4.4 kilometers away); Momoztli: a neighborhood altar (approx. 4.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
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Tepeyac Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
3. Tepeyac Chapel Marker
Interior view of the chapel. The image above the altar is a reproduction of the famous original, kept in the modern Basilica.
The Mariner's Sail (La Vela del Marino), further down the hill from the Tepeyac Chapel. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
4. The Mariner's Sail (La Vela del Marino), further down the hill from the Tepeyac Chapel.
The eastern staircase mentioned in the marker, descending from Tepeyac Hill. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
5. The eastern staircase mentioned in the marker, descending from Tepeyac Hill.
A commemorative fountain known as "The Offering" ("La Ofrenda") at the base of Tepeyac Hill. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
6. A commemorative fountain known as "The Offering" ("La Ofrenda") at the base of Tepeyac Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 11, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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