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Ruins of the monastery of St. Bernard of Siena (Ex-convento de San Bernardino de Siena) description and photos - Mexico: Taxco de Alarcon. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Ex-convento de San Bernardino de Siena.
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Not far from the Cathedral of Santa Prisca is the former monastery of St. Bernard of Siena (San Bernardino de Siena), of which now only ruins remain. Only the church of the monastery is active. This monastery was built by order of the monks of the Franciscan order and on the initiative of Father Francisco de Torantos in 1592. The time of the appearance of the monastery indicates that before us is one of the oldest Christian shrines in Mexico.
A few years after the completion of construction due to natural disasters, the temple at the monastery, built of adobe, was badly damaged, which led to its reconstruction. The church of San Bernardino then burned down and was rebuilt in a neoclassical style in 1804. For the construction of the temple, stones and bricks were used. After that, the appearance of the temple did not change significantly.
In 1821, in a local Franciscan monastery, the Iguale Plan was developed, which played a decisive role in the struggle of the Mexicans for their own independence.
The Burial of Christ is considered to be the most revered locally. He appeared in the Taxco monastery, according to local myths, quite by accident. One night, someone knocked on the door of the monastery. When the monks, thinking that the parishioners needed help, opened the gate, they saw a mule with a baggage. The owner of the animal was not around. The mule was fed, and a valuable image was found in a sack on his back.
In the backyard of the former monastery in 2007, several colorful statues were installed, next to which tourists like to take pictures.
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