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Campeche in Municipality of Campeche, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

San Francisco Park

 
 
San Francisco Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 10, 2017
1. San Francisco Park Marker
Inscription.
Parque de San Francisco
El espacio que ocupa hoy la Plaza de San Francisco perteneció, desde épocas prehispánicas, al antiguo asentamiento maya de Kin Pech, capital del cacicazgo del mismo nombre.

Por muchos años fue espacio vacío hasta fines del siglo XIX, cuando el Gobierno del Estado estableció una Casa Escuela con el fin de erradicar el analfabetismo, inaugurándola en 1872 y funcionando hasta mediados del siglo XX. A mediados del siglo pasado el gobierno de José Ortiz Ávila construyó en su lugar una escuela mucho más moderna, pero en 1973 el gobierno la reubicó en terrenos ganados al mar, y en su lugar en el año de 1978 se construyó el parque actual.

English:
San Francisco Park
In pre-Hispanic times, the space now occupied by the San Francisco Plaza belonged to the ancient Mayan settlement of Kin Pech, capital the chieftainship of the same name.

For many years this was empty space until the end of the 19th century when the State Government established a schoolhouse with the aim of eradicating illiteracy. The schoolhouse was inaugurated in 1872 and worked as such until the middle of the 20th century. At that time, the government of José Ortiz Ávila replaced it with a much more modern school, but in 1973 the government relocated the school on land reclaimed from the sea, and
San Francisco Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 10, 2017
2. San Francisco Park Marker
The marker can be seen here in this wide view of the park looking towards the south.
the current park was built in its place in 1978.
 
Location. 19° 51.104′ N, 90° 31.507′ W. Marker is in Campeche, Campeche, in Municipality of Campeche. Marker is on Calle 10-B, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is along a retaining wall roughly in the north-center of the San Francisco Park. Marker is in this post office area: Campeche 24010, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple and Former Convent of San Francisco de Asís (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Temple of Guadalupe (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Park of the 4th Centenary San Martín (approx. one kilometer away); The Guadalupe Gate (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Bastion of Santiago (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Francisco de Paulo Toro Theater (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Bastion of San Pedro (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Campeche Library (approx. 1.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Campeche.
 
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Plaza Pablo García additional marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 10, 2017
3. Plaza Pablo García additional marker
The small plaza located on the northern end of the park is known as Plaza Pablo García. This additional nearby marker notes that it was constructed in 1977 and reconstructed in 2007.
San Francisco Park fountain and sculpture image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 10, 2017
4. San Francisco Park fountain and sculpture
Note the Temple and Former Convent of San Francisco de Asís in the background in this view to the north.
To the west of the park is the First National Evangelical Presbyterian Church "The Divine Teacher" image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 10, 2017
5. To the west of the park is the First National Evangelical Presbyterian Church "The Divine Teacher"
La Primera Iglesia Evangelica Nacional Presbiteriana "El Divino Maestro"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 100 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 28, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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