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Campeche, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Gate to the Sea

 
 
Gate to the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 21, 2017
1. Gate to the Sea Marker
Inscription.  
Puerta de Mar
Esta puerta fue reconstruida en 1955 en memoria de la original, demolida en 1893 con sus lienzos de muralla y el cuerpo de guardia.

Llegaba hasta el mar, en donde desembarcaban los viajeros y se recogían las mercancías ultramarinas. El recinto amurallado contaba con otras tres puertas, que comunicaban a la entonces villa de San Francisco de Campeche con distintas regiones de la península por donde se transportaban las mercaderías que sustentaban la actividad portuaria.

English:
Gate to the Sea
This gate was reconstructed in 1955 in memory of the original, demolished in 1893 with its spans of wall and guardhouse.

The gate reached all the way to the sea, where travelers disembarked and overseas merchandise was picked up. The walled enclosure had three other doors, which communicated to what was then the Villa de San Francisco de Campeche with different regions of the peninsula where the goods that supported the port’s activity were transported.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture
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Forts and CastlesMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
 
Location. 19° 50.752′ N, 90° 32.302′ W. Marker is in Campeche. Marker is at the intersection of Calle 8 and Calle 59, on the left when traveling east on Calle 8. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Campeche 24000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bastion of Our Lady of Solitude (within shouting distance of this marker); The Birthplace of Justo Sierra Méndez (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); "The Palace" Cultural Center (about 90 meters away); “Tukulná” Handicrafts House (about 120 meters away); Pedro Sainz de Baranda y Borreyro (about 150 meters away); Governor's Palace (about 150 meters away); "La Española" Chapel (about 150 meters away); Independence Square (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Campeche.
 
Gate to the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 21, 2017
2. Gate to the Sea Marker
Gate to the Sea Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 21, 2017
3. Gate to the Sea Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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