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

The Portugal Fort

 
 
The Portugal Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 29, 2020
1. The Portugal Fort Marker
Inscription.  

Garita de Portugal
Las garitas novohispanas fueron un sistemas defensivo y de control de acceso a las ciudades. Estuvieron vigentes desde el siglo XVII y hasta finales del XIX en que quedaron en desuso.

Esta garita es el único vestigio de este tipo de arquitectura en la ciudad, por lo que la administración municipal la rescató, y entrega para disfrute de la ciudadanía el 3 de julio de 2014.
H. Ayuntamiento de Querétaro 2012-2015

English translation:
The Portugal Gate
These types of city gates or sentry forts were a defensive system used in New Spain to help control access to cities. They were in force from the 17th century until the end of the 19th century when they were left in disuse.

This city gate is the only vestige of this type of architecture left in the city, which this Municipal Government restored for the enjoyment of citizens and visitors on July 3, 2014.
Honorable City Council of Querétaro of 2012-2015
 
Erected 2014 by Honorable Ayuntamiento de Querétaro 2012-2015.
 
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historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and Castles. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 2014.
 
Location. 20° 36.547′ N, 100° 23.806′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Invierno and Calle Porvenir Poniente, on the right when traveling north on Calle Invierno. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro QUE 76166, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chameleon Fountain (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Tecnológico de Monterrey Time Capsule (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Chapel of the Holy Cross (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Querétaro Railroad Station (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Old Railway Station (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Ndamaxey, the Great Ball Game (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity (approx. one kilometer away); Plaza de San Sebastián / Casa del Faldón / Temple of San Sebastián (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
The Portugal Fort and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 29, 2020
2. The Portugal Fort and Marker
The Portugal Fort and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, April 29, 2020
3. The Portugal Fort and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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