Santiago de Querétaro in Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
Fountain of Neptune
Fuente de Neptuno
Construida en 1797 por el arquitecto Francisco Eduardo Tresguerras, esta fuente fue inicialmente montada en el terreno de la huerta del convento de San Antonio, en lo que hoy son las calles de Corregidora y 16 de Septiembre. Su diseño, que escenifica al dios Neptuno, contaba con hermosos colaterales que le fueron removidos en 1848. Fue finalmente trasladada a este lugar en 1909.
Fountain of Neptune
Constructed in 1797 by the Mexican architect Francisco Eduardo Tresguerras, this fountain was initially installed on the land of the orchard of the convent of San Antonio, on what are today the streets of Corregidora and 16 de Septiembre. Its design, which showcases the god Neptune, included beautiful ornamentations which were removed in 1848. It was finally moved to this location in 1909.
Erected 2018 by Municipalidad de Querétaro.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro QUE 76000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former hospital of San José de Gracia (a few steps from this marker); The House of the Marquesa (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple of the Ex-Convent of Santa Clara de Jesus (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple and former Convent of Santa Clara (within shouting distance of this marker); Vicente Guerrero Garden (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Captain Julian Diaz House (about 90 meters away); Vicente Guerrero (about 120 meters away); Church and Former Convent of San Agustín (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 7, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. 2. submitted on May 25, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. 3. submitted on August 7, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. 4. submitted on August 21, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.