The Convent of St. Anthony of Padua Historical

The Convent of St. Anthony of Padua Historical (HM1X9T)

Location: Izamal, Yucatán 97540 Izamal
Country: Mexico

N 20° 55.953', W 89° 1.137'

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Convento de San Antonio de PaduaEste convento fue fundado en 1549 por los frailes Franciscanos, pero no fue sino hasta algunos años después cuando se inició su construcción, bajo el cuidado de Fray Diego
de Landa. Se erigió sobre las ruinas del antiguo edificio prehispánico conocido como Pap-Hol-Chac.En 1562, las obras llegaron a su fin y el mismo Fray Diego de Landa trajo una imagen de la Inmaculada Concepción desde Guatemala; así, con el tiempo Izamal se convirtió en el santuario mariano más importante de Yucatán. El proyecto arquitectónico se debió al arquitecto Fray Juan de Mérida y presentaba las características de los numerosos conventos levantados en el siglo XVI; un gran atrio con
cuatro capillas de indios la iglesia y el convento propiamente con su huerta. Durante el siglo XVII, y al menos en dos etapas, se construyeron los corredores que unen las capillas posas para cobijar a los participantes en las procesiones; con ellos se destruyó la nave de materiales de indios, también se añadió en la parte trasera de la nave de la Iglesia el camarín de la virgen y su escalinata. Hacia el siglo XVIII la fachada de la iglesia fue reformada; las pinturas murales son de siglo XVI y principios del siglo XVII. English:Convent of St. Anthony of PaduaThis convent was
founded in 1549 by the Franciscan Brothers, but it was not until some years later that construction was begun on it, under the care of Brother Diego de Landa. It rose from the ruins of the ancient pre-hispanic construction known as Pap-Hol-Chac.In 1562, the works came to an end and
Brother Diego de Landa himself brought a statue of the Immaculate Conception from Guatemala; thus, in time, Izamal became the
most important Marian sanctuary in Yucatán. The architectural project came about through Brother Juan, an architect of Merida
and it included the features of the numerous convents that had been built around the country, displaying the characteristics of the many convents built in 16th century: a large atrium with four Indian chapels, the church, and the convent itself with its orchard. During the 17th century, and in at least two different stages, the corridors connecting the posa (open air) chapels were built to cover the participants during processions; with these, the hall with Indian materials was destroyed. At the same time, in the rear of the church hall, the virgin's niche and its steps were added. Around the 18th century, the outer side of the church was rebuilt; the mural paintings are from the 16th and beginning of the 17th centuries.
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HM NumberHM1X9T
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Date Added Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees20.93255000, -89.01895000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 55.953', W 89° 1.137'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 55' 57.18" N, 89° 1' 8.22" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 31a Calle 30, Izamal Yucatán 97540, MX
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