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brecky

Jan 31, 2014, 7:06 AM

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Santiago church - ex-seminary, Queretaro city

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While I have your attention -
Does anyone here know if one can visit the ex-seminary & if yes, where is the entrance? I was there last Sunday & walked all around the church & didn't see any other entrance. When I asked locals, they didn't seem to know what I was talking about? I also called it ex-monasterio, ex convento, that didn't help. My source "Blue Lakes & Silver Cities" may be outdated in places? It says the cloisters in the ex-seminary are amazing. I sure would like to see them.


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GringoCArlos

Jan 31, 2014, 8:01 AM

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Re: [brecky] Santiago church - ex-seminary, Queretaro city

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I believe you are looking for the Museo de Arte del Claustro de San Agustin located at Calle Allende Sur No. 14 close to the corner of Pino Suarez in the Centro Historico. If was an ex-convent and part of it is now the Art Museum. The architecture is fantastic. I also seem to remember that this is the last place they held Maximiliano before his execution. The various halls tell the history of this building through time.

Here's some info, and at the same website (de-paseo), you can find all of Queretaro's attractions and event calendars:

http://www.de-paseo.com/...nteres/MuseoArte.htm


(This post was edited by Rolly on Jan 31, 2014, 8:35 AM)


brecky

Feb 4, 2014, 4:22 PM

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Re: [GringoCArlos] Santiago church - ex-seminary, Queretaro city

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Thanks Carlos. I have not had time to check, but I think San Augustin is a different church/ex convento. Thanks for the link.


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brecky

Feb 5, 2014, 9:19 AM

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Re: [GringoCArlos] Santiago church - ex-seminary, Queretaro city

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This seems to be a good source for ex-conventos in QRO although I don't see the Santiago one. Will keep digging.
http://www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx/...os-de-queretaro.html
One can translate with google.


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(This post was edited by Rolly on Feb 5, 2014, 9:21 AM)


tonyburton / Moderator


Feb 5, 2014, 10:36 AM

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Re: [brecky] Santiago church - ex-seminary, Queretaro city

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Your source is impeccable.
GringoCarlos is correct in identifying it as San Agustín, now the Art Museum.


brecky

Feb 6, 2014, 4:40 AM

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Re: [tonyburton] Santiago church - ex-seminary, Queretaro city

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The San Agustin church's adjacent ex-monastery IS the art museum now. I visited it yesterday & the cloisters are elaborate & fabulous & the art museum is great too. Santiago church is a different church, different location, & it HAD an adjacent monastery, but I don't know what it is now or if I can visit. That's the question.


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AlanMexicali


Feb 6, 2014, 5:32 AM

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While I have your attention -
Does anyone here know if one can visit the ex-seminary & if yes, where is the entrance? I was there last Sunday & walked all around the church & didn't see any other entrance. When I asked locals, they didn't seem to know what I was talking about? I also called it ex-monasterio, ex convento, that didn't help. My source "Blue Lakes & Silver Cities" may be outdated in places? It says the cloisters in the ex-seminary are amazing. I sure would like to see them.


I just spent some time on your website. I have to say: Very nice and very imformative.

The places I have visited in Mexico you have photos of and information about was done quite well. You have obviously taken a lot of time on these and did find things I did not know. I also enjoy colonial architecture and history. You are a good photographer as well. Thanks for posting here. Alan


(This post was edited by AlanMexicali on Feb 6, 2014, 5:33 AM)


brecky

Feb 6, 2014, 5:52 AM

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Re: [AlanMexicali] Santiago church - ex-seminary, Queretaro city

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Why thanks Alan (blush.....) I'm sure it's quite obvious from my photo subjects that I am passionate about architecture, esp colonial architecture, not only in Mexico but in other parts of the world like Malaysia. My two passions - travel & photography, fit quite well together ;o)


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tonyburton / Moderator


Feb 6, 2014, 10:08 AM

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Re: [brecky] Santiago church - ex-seminary, Queretaro city

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That question is at least partially answered on pages 210-211 of Blue Lakes and Silver Cities:
The Church of Santiago
Beside the rear of the church (aka La Compañia) is The College of St. Ignatius, where, "the principal cloister, immediately adjacent ot the church at the front, is intact. Highly distinctive in design, it was added around 1755..."
My understanding is that this building is now part of the University of Querétaro.
The church itself is "just east of La Congregación (Temple of Guadalupe)"


(This post was edited by tonyburton on Feb 6, 2014, 10:14 AM)


brecky

Feb 12, 2014, 5:55 AM

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Re: [tonyburton] Santiago church - ex-seminary, Queretaro city

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aha!! I found it. It is part of the university now. The very ordinary entrance door off 16 Septiembre was open when I walked by yesterday. Both levels of the cloistered interior are wonderful.


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