The Cathedral of Morelia

The Cathedral of Morelia (HM2DXQ)

Location: Morelia, Michoacán 58000
Country: Mexico
Buy Mexico flags at Flagstore.com!

N 19° 42.164', W 101° 11.533'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 104 views
Inscription
 Catedral de MoreliaLa Catedral de Morelia es la construcción más importante de esta ciudad por su dimensión, carga social y cultural. El edificio está integrado por tres naves longitudinales, una central y dos procesionales; siete tramos transversales y un crucero se separan por catorce grandes pilares, siete de cada lado. Su Sala Capular, Sacristía, Sala de Ornamentos y Sala Nueva de Cabildos se ubican en el extremo poniente de la construcción; además se encuentran distribuidas a lo largo del templo diversas capillas, consagradas a diversas advocaciones de la Virgen María, a la Sagrada Familia, y a diversos santos.La edificación duró 84 años (1660-1744) y estuvo a cargo de diferentes personas; el proyecto inicial fue concebido por el arquitecto italiano Vicente Barroso de la Escayola, quien lo dirigió hasta su muerte en 1692, sin haber concluido la cúpula, las portadas ni las torres. Otros maestros arquitectos como Juan de Silva y Lucas Durán retomaron el proyecto; en 1731 Nicolás López Quijano quedó al frente de la edificación, pero fue hasta 1744 cuando Joseph de Medina, quien había trabajado en la construcción



de la Catedral de Puebla, desechó el proyecto inicial y modificó a otro conocido ahora como Barroco tablerado. Los interiores de Catedral se remodelaron en 1898 en estilo neo-clásico, pero es posible reconocer reminiscencias del barroco en sus diferentes etapas. Las transformaciones más significativas se dieron cuando el coro se trasladó al ábside, con lo cual la nave
central quedó integrada en un solo espacio y se implementó la sustitución de retablos barrocos por altares neoclásicos. La Iglesia Catedral contiene un archivo histórico de libre acceso al público, que abarca la temporalidad de 1540 a 1988, con temática referida a la actividad eclesiástica de la diócesis; abarca los
tópicos de medicina, educación, arte, arquitectura, política y economía. Asimismo, cuenta con un archivo de música sacra del período virreinal.Información de caminatas históricas

English translation:The Cathedral of MoreliaThe Cathedral of Morelia is the most important construction in the city due to its size and social and cultural importance. The building is integrated by three longitudinal naves, one central and two processional; seven transverse sections and one transept are separated by fourteen large pillars, seven on each side. Its Capular Room, Sacristy, Room of Ornaments and New Room of Cabildos are located in the western



end of the construction. In addition, there are several chapels distributed throughout the temple, consecrated to various invocations of the Virgin Mary, the Holy Family, and various saints. Construction on the temple lasted 84 years (1660-1744) and was in charge of different people. The initial project was conceived by the Italian architect Vicente Barroso de la Escayola, who directed it until his death in 1692, without having completed the dome, the portals or the towers. Other master architects such as Juan de Silva and Lucas Durán resumed the project. In 1731 Nicolás López Quijano was in charge of the construction, but it was not until 1744 that Joseph de Medina, who had worked on the construction of the Cathedral of Puebla, discarded the initial project and put in place a plan based on a style known as Barroco tablerado. The interiors of the Cathedral were remodeled in 1898 in Neo-classical style, but it is possible to recognize some few signs of the Baroque in its different stages. The most significant transformations occurred when the choir moved to the apse, with which the central nave was integrated into a single space and the replacement of Baroque altarpieces by Neoclassical altars. The Cathedral also contains a historical archive, open to the public, covering the period from 1540 to 1988, with a theme related to the ecclesiastical



activity of the diocese. It covers the topics of medicine, education, art, architecture, politics and economics. It also has a file on the sacred music of the Viceroyal period. Information on historical walking tours
Details
HM NumberHM2DXQ
Tags
Placed ByHonorable Ayuntamiento de Morelia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 270211 N 2180068
Decimal Degrees19.70273333, -101.19221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 42.164', W 101° 11.533'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 42' 9.8400000000001" N, 101° 11' 31.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near S/N Av Francisco I. Madero Pte, Morelia Michoacán 58000, MX
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?