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

Francisco Cantón Rosado Park

 
 
Francisco Cantón Rosado Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 12, 2017
1. Francisco Cantón Rosado Park Marker
Inscription.
Parque Francisco Canton Rosado
La población de Valladolid solía tener en el centro un área cuadrada de 100 m2, en el que se conservaba una pirámide maya que fue demolida por los conquistadores quienes usaron las piedras para la edificación de la iglesia parroquial, palacio municipal y viviendas principales. En su lugar dejaron una gran explanada conocida como Plaza de Armas. El enverjado del parque fue inaugurado en el año de 1900 durante el gobierno del General Francisco Cantón Rosado quien fue el donador de manera personal.

La fuente de "La Mestiza" ubicada en el centro del parque es un homenaje a la mujer yucateca producto de la fusión de la cultura maya y la española. La escultura viste orgullosamente el máximo atuendo regional Yucateco: el terno. La Mestiza fue esculpida en el año de 1924 por el Sr. Manuel Cachón Cimá, por encargo del gobernador vallisoletano, Don José María Iturralde Traconis. La escultura actual es una réplica de la original pues en alguna época fue sustituida por un obelisco en honor a los héroes del 4 de junio.

Hoy la fuente de la Mestiza y el Parque Francisco Cantón son iconos de la ciudad y son frecuentados por sus habitantes y por los turistas.

English:
Francisco Cantón Rosado Park
The settlement of Valladolid used to have in its
Francisco Cantón Rosado Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 13, 2017
2. Francisco Cantón Rosado Park Marker
The marker can be seen mounted to a column in this view of the northern entrance to the park.
center a square area of 100 m2 (1,076 ft2), where a Mayan pyramid used to stand, but it was demolished by the conquerors that used the stones to build the church, city hall and main houses. In its place, they left a great area know as Plaza de Armas (Arms square). The park's fences were inaugurated in 1900 during the government of General Francisco Cantón Rosado, who donated it personally.

The fountain of "La Mestiza" (mixed race woman), located in the center of the park, is an homage to the Yucatec woman, result of the fusion of Mayan and Spanish cultures. The sculpture dons proudly the top Yucatec regional outfit: the terno. Mr. Manuel Cachón Cimá sculpted "La Mestiza” in 1924, by command of the vallisoletan Governor, Don José María Iturralde Traconis. The current sculpture is a replica of the original, since it was replaced for some time by an obelisk remembering the heroes of the 4th of June.

Today, the fountain of "La Mestiza" and the Park Francisco Cantón are icons of the city and are frequently visited by locals and tourists.
 
Location. 20° 41.44′ N, 88° 12.107′ W. Marker is in Valladolid, Yucatán, in Municipality of Valladolid. Marker is on Calle 39 just west of Calle 40, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valladolid, Yucatán 97780, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
"La Mestiza" Fountain in Francisco Cantón Rosado Park image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 12, 2017
3. "La Mestiza" Fountain in Francisco Cantón Rosado Park
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Regional Artisans' Center “Zací” (a few steps from this marker); The Catholic Parsonage of Valladolid (within shouting distance of this marker); Church of San Servacio (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Author of “Ojos Tristes” (Sad Eyes) (about 120 meters away); The Crime of the Mayors (about 120 meters away); Centralist Federalist War (about 120 meters away); Birth House of Delio Moreno Cantón (about 120 meters away); The Valladolid Artisans' Market (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valladolid.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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