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Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Dolphin House/House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada

La Casa del los Delfines/La Casa de la Marquesa de Sierra Nevada

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
1. The Dolphin House/House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada Marker
Inscription.
La Casa del los Delfines
Fue el antiguo rancho de las Palmas. Data del siglo XVIII. Su fachada está adornada con delfines hechos de piedra y otros ornamentos tallados.

La Casa de la Marquesa de Sierra Nevada
Casa de una planta de estilo barroco con reminiscencia mudéjar. Una de sus ventanas está enmarcada por ajaracas en sus laterales, y rematada con un frontón mixtílineo con roleos en los extremos, nicho al centro y escultura.

English translation:
The Dolphin House
This was the old Las Palmas ranch and dates from the 18th century. Its facade is adorned with dolphins made of stone and other carved ornaments.

House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada
This is a one story Baroque style house with Moorish details. One of its windows is framed with ornamental imprinting on its sides, with stone work over its top of a mixed design with spirals on its ends, a niche in its center and a sculpture.

 
Location. 19° 20.74′ N, 99° 11.441′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Click for map. The marker is on the south side of the Plaza del Carmen in the San Ángel neighborhood. It is near the intersection of Calles Amargura and Del Carmen. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal 01060, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
2. The Dolphin House/House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Del Carmen Convent (a few steps from this marker); General José Frontera (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Parish of San Jacinto (about 210 meters away); Tribute to John Riley (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Saint Patrick Battalion (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 (approx. 4.5 kilometers away); The Defense at the Battle of Churubusco (approx. 4.5 kilometers away); Convent of Our Lady of the Angels of Churubusco (approx. 4.5 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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3. House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada
The house is at the corner of Hidalgo and Reina, some four blocks west of the marker (Photo courtesy mikeap.wordpress.com).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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