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Santiago de Querétaro in Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

Fountain of the Hanged

 
 
Fountain of the Hanged Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 5, 2018
1. Fountain of the Hanged Marker
Inscription.  

Fuente de los Ahorcados
Esta fuente o caja de agua se terminó de construir en 1791. Adquirió su nombre debido a que en este lugar las autoridades ejecutaban a bandoleros y salteadores de caminos. En su diseño sobresalen dos ornamentos característicos del barroco en Querétaro: el nicho de concha y el arco mixtilíneo. A principios del siglo XIX también se le conoció como «Fuente de la Tauromaquia» porque cerca de la zona existieron coliseos de toros.

English:
Fountain of the Hanged
This caja de agua (literally "water box") was completed in 1791. Its name derives from the fact that this was also the site where bandits and highwaymen were executed. Its design features two ornaments characteristic of the Baroque period of Querétaro: the shell niche and the Mixtilinear arch. At the beginning of the 19th century, it was also known as the "Fountain of Bullfighting", because of the bullfighting coliseums that were in this area of the city.
 
Erected 2018 by Municipalidad de Querétaro.
 
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Location. 20° 35.4′ N, 100° 23.24′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. Marker is on Calle Ignacio Zaragoza (Route 200) just west of Avenida Luis Pasteur Sur, on the right when traveling west. 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. Bronze Map of the City of Santiago de Querétaro (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Professor Eduardo Loarca Castillo (about 150 meters away); Saint Junípero Serra (about 150 meters away); Temple and former convent of Teresitas (about 180 meters away); House of José María Sánchez (about 210 meters away); The Alameda Hidalgo (about 240 meters away); Miguel Hidalgo (about 240 meters away); José López Alavés (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Regarding Fountain of the Hanged. The marker also mentions that the area is part of the Zone of Historical Monuments of Querétaro (Zona de Monumentos Históricos de Querétaro) as part of its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
Fountain of the Hanged and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 5, 2018
2. Fountain of the Hanged and Marker
Fountain of the Hanged and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 5, 2018
3. Fountain of the Hanged and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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