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CDMX restores the Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, inaugurated the newly restored Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which was damaged by the 2017 earthquakes and was rescued as part of the program “Rehabilitation of the Cultural Heritage of the Original Peoples of the City from Mexico”.

Accompanied by the secretary of local Culture, Vannesa Bohórquez, and the commissioner for Reconstruction, Jabnely Maldonado, the capital’s Mayor delivered the historical baroque style monument, built in the 18th century, whose restoration cost was 1.5 million pesos and carried out with mixed resources from the Commission for Reconstruction, in charge of the structure, and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), in charge of the altarpiece.

After being damaged by the earthquake of September 19, 2017, work was carried out for the structural integrity of the chapel, walls, and dome, which showed cracks.

The budget for the program “Rehabilitation of the Cultural Heritage of the Original Peoples of Mexico City” is $133 million pesos to restore 21 temples; to date 15 of these have been restored, including the Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Among the temples that have been rescued are the Parish of San Bernabé Apóstol and the Rectory of the Immaculate Conception, both in Magdalena Contreras. In Tlalpan the Temple of San Miguel Arcángel and the Temple of Santo Tomás Apóstol have been restored.

While in Xochimilco the Temple of Santa María Nativitas, the Temple of Santa Cruz and that of San Bernardino de Siena have been restored. The Temple of San Pablo Apóstol and Santa Ana, are the works completed in Milpa Alta. While in Iztacalco the restoration work on the Temple of San Matías has been completed.