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Zacatlán in Municipality of Zacatlán, Puebla, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The House of Culture of Zacatlán

 
 
The House of Culture of Zacatlán Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 2, 2016
1. The House of Culture of Zacatlán Marker
Inscription.
Casa de la Cultura
Esta institución se ubica en el edificio de lo que antiguamente fue el claustro del Convento Franciscano, se construyó a principios de la segunda mitad del siglo XVI.

Actualmente en este edificio se albergan las instalaciones de la Casa de la Cultura, Prof. Baudelio Serafín Sosa, una biblioteca pública y el Museo Regional Comunitario Luciano Márquez Becerra.

Es importante destacar que en el patio de éste edificio se encuentra la llamada Fuente de las Sirenas que data también del siglo XVI.

English translation:
House of Culture
This institution is located in the building of what used to be the cloister of the Franciscan Convent. It was built at the beginning of the second half of the 16th century.

The building now houses the Prof. Baudelio Serafín Sosa House of Culture, a public library and the Luciano Márquez Becerra Regional Community Museum.

It is important to emphasize that in the patio of this building is the Fountain of the Sirens, that also dates 16th century.
 
Location. 19° 55.858′ N, 97° 57.65′ W. Marker is in Zacatlán, Puebla, in Municipality
The House of Culture of Zacatlán Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 2, 2016
2. The House of Culture of Zacatlán Marker
The marker is to the right of the entrance to the House of Culture, partially blocked by a market stand. The marker on the left describes the gift of the carved wooden doors to the House of Culture. It reads:
En agradecimiento
al Tte. Coronel Isaias Ruiz Garrido
y al Ingeniero Enrique Lyons Lopez
Director del ICATEP en cuyos
talleres se elaboro este zaguan
agosto 1999.
of Zacatlán. Marker is on Calle Plazuela Santa Cecilia, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is close to the intersection of Avenida de Iturbide and Plazuela Santa Cecilia. The marker is to the right of the entrance to the House of Culture of Zacatlán, close to the central park of Zacatlán, Puebla.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manuela Álvarez Elementary School (a few steps from this marker); Franciscan Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Ramón Marquez Galindo (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Calvary Chapel of Zacatlán (approx. one kilometer away).
 
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The House of Culture of Zacatlán image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 2, 2016
3. The House of Culture of Zacatlán
The House of Culture is just to the right of the Franciscan Temple.
The House of Culture of Zacatlán image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 2, 2016
4. The House of Culture of Zacatlán
The House of Culture (the ex-cloister) is the smaller building to the right of the Franciscan Temple.
The Fountain of the Sirens image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 2, 2016
5. The Fountain of the Sirens
The fountain is inside of a patio of the House of Culture, as mentioned in the marker text.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 11, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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