Global Search

Set Current Location
Join
Sign Out
user image
My Profile
Sign Out
Select a Category

"Part of the Black Christ Legend"

Originally the Dominican priests had a school on this site, but in 1711 the church of Porta Coelli supplanted the school. A Black Christ, which was venerated here until being moved to the Cathedral, lies here. Legend has it that a knight who had been poisoned by a treacherous friend, entered the church to kiss the then white holy image. The figure of Christ supposedly absorbed the poison, saving the knight's life, but at the cost of its complexion. Another tale, backed this time by historical evidence, is linked to Friar Servando Teresa de Mier, who carried out his ecclesiastical duties at Porta Cali: his fate was to be imprisoned by the Inquisition for questioning the appearance of the Virgin of Guadeloupe.
Regina y Bolívar, Centro Histórico, Mexico City, Mexico, 06040
"Part of the Black Christ Legend"
Originally the Dominican priests had a school on this site, but in 1711 the church of Porta Coelli supplanted the school. A Black Christ, which was venerated here until being moved to the Cathedral, lies here. Legend has it that a knight who had been poisoned by a treacherous friend, entered the church to kiss the then white holy image. The figure of Christ supposedly absorbed the poison, saving the knight's life, but at the cost of its complexion. Another tale, backed this time by historical evidence, is linked to Friar Servando Teresa de Mier, who carried out his ecclesiastical duties at Porta Cali: his fate was to be imprisoned by the Inquisition for questioning the appearance of the Virgin of Guadeloupe.
Add To Collection

What's Nearby?

Templo de Regina Coelli

1
Casa Serra Sucesores, S.A. de C.V.
2
La Mascota
3
Veerkamp Mesones
4
Zéfiro
5
La Época
See More
Enlarge Map & Get Directions
Regina y Bolívar
Centro Histórico, Mexico City, Mexico, 06040
Enlarge Map & Get Directions
0,5 1698 340 0 49062 Templo de Regina Coelli [["Templo de Regina Coelli","19.42839550","-99.13912290","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/sky_blue_circle.png","","","",""],["Casa Serra Sucesores, S.A. de C.V.","19.428485046932","-99.13916444417","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue.png",1,"","87-A Calle de Bol\u00edvar, Mexico City, 06080","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/mexico-city\/928808-casa-serra-sucesores-s-a-de-c-v"],["La Mascota","19.428939254512","-99.139007349819","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue.png",2,"","20 Calle de Mesones, Mexico City, 06000","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/mexico-city\/951324-la-mascota"],["Veerkamp Mesones","19.428741179026","-99.138522406388","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue.png",3,"","201 Mesones, Mexico City, 06080","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/mexico-city\/928334-veerkamp-mesones"],["Z\u00e9firo","19.427202678916","-99.138454104497","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue.png",4,"","24 San Jeronimo, Mexico City, 06080","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/mexico-city\/951196-z\u00e9firo"],["La \u00c9poca","19.427945461988","-99.137388594986","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue.png",5,"","17 Regina, Mexico City","https:\/\/cityseeker.com\/mexico-city\/928826-la-\u00e9poca"]]
Similar Locations
Nearby Hotels
Nearby Restaurants & Bars
Nearby Attractions

near_similar 5|138 0 Diego Delso https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Templo_y_Convento_de_Regina_Coeli,_M%C3%A9xico_D.F.,_M%C3%A9xico,_2013-10-16,_DD_08.JPG Mexico