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Colonia San Ángel in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

The Dolphin House/House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada

La Casa del los Delfines/La Casa de la Marquesa de Sierra Nevada

 
 
The Dolphin House/House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
1. The Dolphin House/House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada Marker
Inscription.  
La Casa del los Delfines
Fue el antiguo rancho de las Palmas. Data del siglo XVIII. Su fachada está adornada con delfines hechos de piedra y otros ornamentos tallados.

La Casa de la Marquesa de Sierra Nevada
Casa de una planta de estilo barroco con reminiscencia mudéjar. Una de sus ventanas está enmarcada por ajaracas en sus laterales, y rematada con un frontón mixtílineo con roleos en los extremos, nicho al centro y escultura.

English translation:
The Dolphin House
This was the old Las Palmas ranch and dates from the 18th century. Its facade is adorned with dolphins made of stone and other carved ornaments.

House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada
This is a one story Baroque style house with Moorish details. One of its windows is framed with ornamental imprinting on its sides, with stone work over its top of a mixed design with spirals on its ends, a niche in its center and a sculpture.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 19° 20.74′ 
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N, 99° 11.441′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Colonia San Ángel. The marker is on the south side of the Plaza del Carmen in the San Ángel neighborhood. It is near the intersection of Calles Amargura and Del Carmen. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de México 01060, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Del Carmen Convent (a few steps from this marker); General José Frontera (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Parish of San Jacinto (about 210 meters away); Tribute to John Riley (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Saint Patrick Battalion (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); House of José Fernández de Lizardi (approx. 3 kilometers away); Independence of Mexico (approx. 3 kilometers away); House of Hernán Cortés (approx. 3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
The Dolphin House/House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
2. The Dolphin House/House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada Marker
House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada image. Click for full size.
3. House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada
The house is at the corner of Hidalgo and Reina, some four blocks west of the marker (Photo courtesy mikeap.wordpress.com).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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Jun. 12, 2024