The Temple of San Francisco

The Temple of San Francisco (HM1YRL)

Location: Guanajuato, Guanajuato 36000 Guanajuato
Country: Mexico
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N 21° 0.858', W 101° 15.114'

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El Templo de San Francisco

—Un Museo llamado Guanajuato —

Templo de San Francisco
La calle de Sopeña remata visualmente con el magnífico templo de San Francisco, localizado en una plaza del mismo nombre.En el auge minero del siglo XVIII comenzaron muchas de las obras civiles y religiosas que distinguirían posteriormente a la orgullosa ciudad de Guanajuato. Una de ellas es el templo de San Francisco, originalmente de San Juan Bautista. Su construcción, todavía bajo el influjo de barroco inició en 1741, su portada de cantera con motivos vegetales da testimonio de este estilo arquitectónico.En 1828, los frailes franciscanos, que tenían un hospicio contiguo, se hicieron cargo de esta iglesia hasta la actualidad; a mediados de ese mismo siglo se modificó el altar mayor y los laterales de este templo conforme a las corrientes arquitectónicas de estilo neoclásico de la época. El último detalle que se agregó a su fachada fue el reloj superior enmarcado en cantera verde.English:The street known as Sopeña leads up to the magnificent church of San Francisco and the square of the same name.The height of the miningoom (sic, mining boom) in the eighteenth century saw the construction of many of the civil and religious buildings that came to epitomize proud city of Guanajuato. One such was the church of San Francisco. Originally
dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, this structure was begun in 1741 and its sandstone doorway with its elaborate plant motifs is a perfect example of the baroque style then in vogue.In 1828, the Franciscan order - which already ran the hospice next door - took charge of the church, and has done to the present day. In the mid-nineteenth century, the main altar and the side altars were modified to make them conform to the neoclassical style that reigned during that period. The final detail to be added to its facade was the clock set in a frame of green sandstone. (Marker Number 17 of 19.)
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Date Added Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 265939 N 2325380
Decimal Degrees21.01430000, -101.25190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 21° 0.858', W 101° 15.114'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds21° 0' 51.48" N, 101° 15' 6.84" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4B Manuel Doblado, Guanajuato Guanajuato 36000, MX
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