Former 'Los Juaninos' Chapel

Former 'Los Juaninos' Chapel (HM2E3U)

Location: Morelia, Michoacán 58000
Country: Mexico
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N 19° 42.142', W 101° 11.428'

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 Ex Capilla de los JuaninosLa construcción de esta capilla es contemporánea del hospital de San Juan de Dios (actualmente el Hotel los Juaninos), de cuyo conjunto formó parte. Al edificarse el hospital, el obispo Juan Ortega y Montañés, ordenó apartar un espacio que sirviera de "sitio en qué fabricar capilla o iglesia moderada" y de esta forma poder celebrar misa para "los enfermos y ministros".En la época de la Reforma, el inmueble fue destinado a los Sres. Backhaussen, empresarios alemanes, quienes establecieron un molino y una fundición de hierro que más tarde se destruyeron por un incendio. En fechas mas recientes el inmueble fué utilizado como oficina bancaria y últimamente como anexo de un establecimiento comercial.Con ocasión de la última remodelación, la orientación de la capilla se invirtió; originalmente la fachada se encontraba al lado opuesto al que presenta actualmente. También se le agregó un tramo a la nave y se abrieron nuevas puertaš y ventanas.Se advierte en la fachada principal el estilo barroco, mostrándose en las pilastras y en el moldurado entablamento, que concede gran dinamismo



al conjunto; la fachada lateral es un muro, con aplanado en los dos tramos originales, y en el cual se abrieron dos ventanas en la parte superior y
tres puertas para dar iluminación al interior.La pequeña nave está cubierta con tres tramos de bóveda de arista, separadas por dos arcos acanalados que se apoyan en los muros sobre ménsulas barrocas. El interior ha sido despojado de todo el acabado original dejando la mampostería al descubierto en muros y cubierta.
English translation:Former 'Los Juaninos' ChapelThis chapel was built in the early 18th Century and was part of the 'San Juan de Dios' hospital, now 'Los Juaninos' hotel. During construction, bishop Juan Ortega y Montañes ordered that a space be set aside for 'a chapel or small church' where mass could be said for 'the ill and their care givers.'During the Reform Era (circa 1840), the building was allocated to messrs. Backhaussen, german entrepreneurs who set up a mill and an iron foundry that were later destroyed in a fire. Not long ago, this site was a bank but now it is an area for shops.At the last restoration and remodeling of the building the chapel's floor plan was inverted, the entryway was originally on the opposite side. In addition, a new section was built and more doors and windows were put in.The main façade is clearly baroque in style as evidenced by the pilasters and decorated entablature. The two older sections of the side façade are finished in plaster just as they were originally. Two windows in the upper part and three doors at ground level were opened in order to provide more light for the somber interior.The small nave is covered by three sections of grained vault, separated by two slotted arches and supported by baroque cantilevers. The original wall finishing was totally removed from the inside of the building, baring all masonry work in walls and ceilings.
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HM NumberHM2E3U
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Placed ByUNESCO, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) y Ayuntamiento de Morelia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 270394 N 2180025
Decimal Degrees19.70236667, -101.19046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 42.142', W 101° 11.428'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 42' 8.5200000000002" N, 101° 11' 25.68" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 60 Calle Virrey de Mendoza, Morelia Michoacán 58000, MX
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