Cathedral of the Holy Spirit Historical

Cathedral of the Holy Spirit Historical (HM1WHC)

Location: Quezaltenango, Quetzaltenango
Country: Guatemala

N 14° 50.019', W 91° 31.0948242'

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Iglesia del Espíritu Santo (Catedral)
El templo original del Espíritu Santo, hoy Catedral, fue el segundo construido en el país (en 1532) Ordenada por el Obispo Francisco Marroquín. La fachada colonial estilo barroco que queda hoy, no es del templo original. El templo de esta fachada se construyó a finales del siglo XVII. De esa época es el convento de los frailes franciscanos que se encontraba a su lado. El convento y templo fueron demolidos entre finales del siglo XIX y principios del XX, quedando en pie solamente la capilla de la Viren del Rosario, la fachada y un campanario. En marzo de 1905 el cura párroco de la iglesia, pide que se suspenda la demolición del campanario, porque si se lleva a efecto "...será difícil encontrar un lugar adecuado para colocar las campanas." El edificio de la actual catedral, estilo neoclásico, se construyó en el siglo XX. Fue diseñada por el Arq. Alberto Porta. Pie de dibujos:Fotografía de mediados del siglo XIX. Al fondo la iglesia del Espíritu Santo, al frente el Portal de las Carnicerías y la Torre del Relox. En esta fotografía de los años 30, se puede observar que aún existía la fachada del convento franciscano (a la derecha de la iglesia) La nueva catedral estaba en construcción. English:
Cathedral of
the Holy Spirit
The original Espíritu Santo church, now a cathedral, was the second church built in Guatemala (1532) by order of Monsignor Francisco Marroquín. The baroque-style colonial façade that remains today, built at the end of the seventeenth century, was not part of the original structure. The Franciscan convent that was located adjacent to this building was from the same period. The convent and church were demolished sometime between the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth century. Only the church façade, bell tower, and Virgen del Rosario chapel were left standing. In March 1905, the parish priest intervened to halt the demolition of the bell tower, saying that "...it would be difficult to find an appropriate location for the bells." The neoclassical structure of the present-day cathedral, designed by the architect Alberto Porta, was built in the 1900s.
Captions:Espíritu Santo church in the background, and the Portal de las Carnicerías and Torre del Relox in the foreground, mid-1800s. In this photograph, the façade of the Franciscan convent was still standing (to the right of the church), and the present-day cathedral was under construction 1930s.
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HM NumberHM1WHC
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Placed ByInstituto Guatemalteco de Turismo, Cooperación Española y otras organizaciones
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Date Added Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees14.83365000, -91.51824707
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 14° 50.019', W 91° 31.0948242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds14° 50' 1.14" N, 91° 31' 5.689452" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11 Avenida, Quezaltenango Quetzaltenango , GT
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