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Mérida in Municipality of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

The Saint Lucia Neighborhood

 
 
The Saint Lucia Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
1. The Saint Lucia Neighborhood Marker
Inscription.
Barrio de Santa Lucía
Destinado originalmente para albergar a los esclavos negros al servicio de los españoles, el templo que dio nombre a este barrio se construye en 1575 por el encomendero D. Pedro García, destinando el terreno aledaño para el cementerio de los españoles. En 1804 el Gobernador Benito Pérez de Valdelomar manda a conformar la plaza de Santa Lucía, aunque los corredores con arcos se concluyen hasta 1873. Destinado como espacio público desde 1871 por el Gobernador Manuel Cirerol, se puede considerar que es el tercer parque más antiguo de Mérida. En 1887 se instala el obelisco al Gral. Sebastián Molas, y desde 1965 es escenario de las tradionales noches de la Serenata Yucateca.

English:
Neighborhood Saint Lucía
Originally built to lodge black slaves at the service of the Spaniards, the temple that gave name to this neighborhood was built in 1575 by a landlord named D. Pedro Garcia, who reserved the bordering land for the cemetery of the Spanish. In 1804, the Governor Benito Perez de Valdelomar ordered the construction of the Santa Lucia square, although the corridors with arches were concluded until 1875. Designated as a public space since 1871 by the Governor Manuel Cirerol, it can be labeled as the third oldest park in Merida. The monument to Gral. Sebastian Molas was established
The Saint Lucia Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
2. The Saint Lucia Neighborhood Marker
in 1887, and since 1965 it has been the stage for the traditional nights of Yucatecan Serenade.

Maya-Yucateco:
Barrio ti Santa Lucía
Le k’uj naj ba'ax yo’olal dza'ab u k'aba’ le barrioa’ yáax beetea’an ti’al u kajtal box máako’ob palitzilta’ano’ob tumeen le kastláan máako’obo’, beeta’ab tumeen Pedro Garcia, ba’ale’ p’ata’ab ti’al u beeta’al u kúuchil muksaj tu ja'abil 1575. Tu ja’abil 1804 le jala’ach Pedro Valdelomar o’ tu túuktaj beetmil u kiiwikil Santa Lucía, kex wáa le yáanal beeta’an u arrcoilo’ob dzo’okesa’ab u beeta’al tu ja’abil 1873. Tu jala’achil Manuel Cirerol tu ja'abil 1871 ti'al u meyaj ti’ tuláakal wiinike’, je’el u páajtal u ya’ala’al leti’ le u dzok oxp’éel u jach úuchbenil ti’ u noj kaajil Jo’. Tu ja’abil 1887 ka dza’ab le obelisco ti’ General Sebastián molas, ma túun tu ja’abil 1965 dzo’ok u suut u kúuchil ti’al u beeta’al serenata ti’al áak'ab.
 
Location. 20° 58.263′ N, 89° 37.345′ W. Marker is in Mérida, Yucatán, in Municipality of Mérida. Marker is on Calle 60, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mérida, Yucatán 97000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coronel Sebastián Molas (a few steps from this marker); The Hotel Mérida (about 120 meters away, measured
The Saint Lucia Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
3. The Saint Lucia Neighborhood Marker
The marker is to the right. This view of the park shows the Molas obelisk in the background. Also note the giant "confidant" chairs.
in a direct line); "El Colonial" (about 180 meters away); Gabriel Vicente Gahona y Pasos, "Picheta" (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); House of Mr. Andrés Quintana Roo (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); La Nacional Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); General Manuel Cepeda Peraza (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Gran Hotel (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Mérida.
 
Categories. ArchitectureMan-Made Features
 
The "Yucatecan Serenade" Stage at the Saint Lucia Park image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
4. The "Yucatecan Serenade" Stage at the Saint Lucia Park
In the northwestern corner of the park is this stage, used for the annual "Yucatecan Serenade" event mentioned on the marker. The stage includes markers and busts from past singers and artists.
"Confidant" armchairs or "sillas tu y yo" image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
5. "Confidant" armchairs or "sillas tu y yo"
This out-sized example of the "confidant" armchairs seen in parks throughout the Yucatán are a notable feature of the Santa Lucia Park. The chairs allow two people to see each other face-to-face while chatting.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on March 20, 2017.
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