Published On: Thu, May 15th, 2014

Monjas, one of the oldest churches in Merida, at risk

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On Wednesday, May 21 at 7pm, the Pro-Rescate de la Iglesia de Monjas A.C. (Monjas Rescue Group) is organising a lecture in Spanish – “A look at the past of our colonial history” – to be given by Architecture Professor Dr Pablo A. Chico Ponce de Leon in the church (located on the corner of streets 63 and 64, Merida Centro).

This lecture is open to the public and entrance is free. After the lecture there is an event (entrance 250 pesos) to raise funds for the church, with classical violin concert, a photographic exhibition, wine and snacks.

All funds generated by this event are for emergency repairs of the “Monjas” building which real name is Templo Expiatorio de Nuestra Señora de la Consolación, and is turning 425 years old this year.

The Group cordially invites all Merida residents to participate in the preservation of our national heritage by supporting us in our efforts to save this historic building.

Tickets: (250 pesos each), are on sale at the Church’s Library, and  include the photographic exhibition, a classical music concert, and wine and food tasting. For more information call 9 28 07 28.

Food donated by a number of restaurants and cake shops, all members of Merida Epicure!

We need all the help we can get to save this magnificent building.

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by Patricia Cuadros Westrick


Mexico Travel Care




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  1. Ileana Ayala de Cardeña says:

    Will be there!
    Inviting friends to assist and colaborate with the conservation of this historic building from our city.
    Excelent work!

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