GUADALUPE SHRINE, + TEMPLO SANTIAGO APOSTOL & the adjoining former Jesuit college


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September 3rd 2014
Published: September 6th 2014
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TEMPLO CONGREGATION DE STA. MARIA DE GUADALUPETEMPLO CONGREGATION DE STA. MARIA DE GUADALUPETEMPLO CONGREGATION DE STA. MARIA DE GUADALUPE

This unique church (templo) is the only one with twin towers in the historic center of the city. It is centrally located on the corner of Pasteur and September 16th. The church was dedicated on May 12, 1680. The 1736 remodel included the dome.
This album features TEMPLO CONGREGATION DE STA. MARIA DE GUADALUPE, which is the city's Guadalupe shrine, & TEMPLO SANTIAGO APOSTOL (St James the Apostle) and the adjoining Jesuit college which is now part of the Universidad Autonomo de Querétaro.



TEMPLO CONGREGATION DE STA. MARIA DE GUADALUPE
This unique church (templo), in simple Baroque style, is the only one with twin towers in the historic center of the city. It is centrally located on the corner of Pasteur and September 16th. The church was dedicated on May 12, 1680. The 1736 remodel included the dome.



TEMPLO SANTIAGO APOSTOL (St James the Apostle) and the adjoining Jesuit college

The Jesuits, who were early arrivals in Querétaro, founded two colleges with churches in 1625 - San Ignacio & this one - San Francisco Javier. This church & adjoining college complex, located close to the Guadalupe Shrine on the corner of September 16th & Prospero C. Vega, was rebuilt in 1689.

After Pope Clement XIV decided to suppress the Jesuits throughout the Catholic world, including the Spanish Empire, in the 1770s, the church was transferred to the Parish of Santiago Apostol (St James the apostle), & the
college was run by regular clergy until 1832. The former college now houses the Faculty of Philosophy of the state university - Universidad Autonomo de Querétaro. This parish, one of the oldest institutions in the city, helped shape their social, economic, political and religious structures of the city.


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In swapped RGB channelsIn swapped RGB channels
In swapped RGB channels

The church is dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe. Note sculpture of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the main part of the facade
Cactus garden (cg)Cactus garden (cg)
Cactus garden (cg)

along one side of the church.
InteriorInterior
Interior

Historic info


DomeDome
Dome

in swapped RGB channels
Choir loftChoir loft
Choir loft

Apparently, they have a majestic pipe organ
Adjacent former monastery?Adjacent former monastery?
Adjacent former monastery?

where there was a baptism gathering.
TEMPLO SANTIAGO APOSTOL (St James the Apostle)TEMPLO SANTIAGO APOSTOL (St James the Apostle)
TEMPLO SANTIAGO APOSTOL (St James the Apostle)

and the adjoining Jesuit college which is now part of the Universidad Autonomo de Querétaro.
Church (templo) on the left, Church (templo) on the left,
Church (templo) on the left,

adjoining college on the right.


7th September 2014

What a great collection!
You've certainly done justice to this important edifice, particularly with fine coverage of the internal photos. Your "swapped channels" adds to the overall beauty and variety ... I like! It's great to see you publishing again, Rainy ... well done ! -- Fred
9th September 2014

Great job!
Love the temple and the colonial street scene.

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