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Plaza and Portal of Santo Domingo

 
 
Plaza and Portal of Santo Domingo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 18, 2018
1. Plaza and Portal of Santo Domingo Marker
Inscription.  
Plaza y portal de Santo Domingo.
Conjunto del siglo XVIII y segundo en importancia después de la Plaza Mayor. Bajo el portal se ubicaron los escribanos o evangelistas que redactaban y escribían las cartas de quienes no sabían hacerlo.

English translation:
Plaza and Portal of Santo Domingo.
This plaza and portal (a corridor of arches) dates from the 18th century and is second in importance only to the Plaza Mayor. Under the portal worked the scribes or “evangelistas” who outlined and wrote the letters of those who were not able to read or write.
 
Location. 19° 26.261′ N, 99° 8.037′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Calle Belisario Domínguez just west of República de Brasil, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salón Madrid (a few steps from this marker); Chapel of the Expiration (within shouting distance of this marker);
Plaza and Portal of Santo Domingo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 18, 2018
2. Plaza and Portal of Santo Domingo Marker
The marker is at the bottom of this group of three markers. The topmost marker reads "23 de mayo de 1929, Autonomia Universitaria" ( May 23, 1929, Autonomy of the University). The middle marker merely indicates that the locale is the Plaza de Santo Domingo.
House of the Adelantados of New Galicia (within shouting distance of this marker); Ex-Palace of the Inquisition (within shouting distance of this marker); Manuel Acuña (within shouting distance of this marker); Ex-Customs House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Beginning of the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (within shouting distance of this marker); A Memorial Site to Slavery and African Populations and Descendants (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
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Plaza and Portal of Santo Domingo and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 18, 2018
3. Plaza and Portal of Santo Domingo and Marker
The marker can be seen far to the right on the Portal of Santo Domingo, above a blue umbrella.
Plaza and Portal of Santo Domingo and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 18, 2018
4. Plaza and Portal of Santo Domingo and Marker
This view of the plaza and portal is roughly towards the northwest.
A statue of Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez in the Plaza of Santo Domingo image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 18, 2018
5. A statue of Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez in the Plaza of Santo Domingo
The statue of Ortiz de Domínguez has no inscription of any kind.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 21, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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