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Centro Histórico in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

Chapel of the Immaculate Conception of the Waterfall

 
 
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception of the Waterfall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
1. Chapel of the Immaculate Conception of the Waterfall Marker
Inscription.  
Capilla de la Inmaculada Concepción del Salto del Agua.
Erigida en el siglo XVIII perteneció a la
cofradía de la Purísima Concepción.
Con la ampliación de la Avenida del
Salto del Agua en 1935 quedó aislada.

English translation:
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception of the Waterfall
Erected in the 18th century, it belonged to the brotherhood of the Most Pure Conception. With the widening of the Avenue of the Waterfall in 1935, the chapel was left isolated from the surrounding area.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 19° 25.601′ N, 99° 8.512′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Centro Histórico. Marker is at the intersection of Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas and José María Izazaga, on the right when traveling north on Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Execution of Ferrer (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Guillermo Prieto (approx.
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0.4 kilometers away); The Church and Convent of Regina Coeli (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Concepción Béistegui Hospital (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Teatro la Unión (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); José J. Fernández Lizardi (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); San Jerónimo (approx. half a kilometer away); Daniel Cosio Villegas (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
Regarding Chapel of the Immaculate Conception of the Waterfall. The use of the word "waterfall" as a translation for "salto de agua" is not perfect, as it implies the naturally occurring feature that may be found on a river or creek. In this case, the "Salto de Agua" refers to the water that flowed along a long aqueduct from areas west of Mexico City and ended here at the fountain just west of the chapel mentioned in the marker text. The name is traditional and may have reflected the awe that past inhabitants felt at the ability to bring water from so far away.
 
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception of the Waterfall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
2. Chapel of the Immaculate Conception of the Waterfall Marker
The marker is to the right of the church's entryway.
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception of the Waterfall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
3. Chapel of the Immaculate Conception of the Waterfall Marker
This view of the chapel illustrates its isolated location, basically on a median, due to the construction of nearby roads.
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception of the Waterfall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
4. Chapel of the Immaculate Conception of the Waterfall Marker
The chapel is very noticeably leaning, like many older buildings in Mexico City due to the uneven settling of the lakebed underneath its foundation.
The "Salto de Agua" Fountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
5. The "Salto de Agua" Fountain
This is a replica of the original fountain, built by sculptor Guillermo Ruiz. The original was constructed by Ignacio Castera in 1779 and is now in the Museo del Virreinato in Tepotzotlán.
Detail of the "Salto de Agua" Fountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 23, 2017
6. Detail of the "Salto de Agua" Fountain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 14, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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