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

The Redoubt of San Miguel

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, January 21, 2017
1. The Redoubt of San Miguel Marker
Inscription.
Reducto de San Miguel
La protección de la ciudad de Campeche se completó con la construcción de seis fortificaciones en su exterior: tres al poniente de puerto y tres al oriente. El Reducto de San Miguel, cuya obra fue concluida en 1801, se encuentra al poniente. Fue proyectado, en 1779, por el Ingeniero Agustín Crame. Dos años después se le hicieron mejoras por orden del Gobernador Rivas Betancour: los trabajos estuvieron a cargo del Ingeniero Juan José de León.

Finalmente, se efectuaron algunas modificaciones en el año de 1801, bajo la dirección de don Leandro Poblaciones. El inmueble contiene un puente levadizo, cuerpo de guardia, cuarto de oficial, alojamiento del comandante, cuartel, almacén de pólvora y otros almacenes. El pasillo de acceso, de forma ondulada, formó parte del sistema defensivo: evitaba la entrada franca de los proyectiles y dificultaba, así, el ataque del enemigo.

En este bastión, el Presidente Santa Anna instaló un cuartel cuando, en 1842, atacó Campeche.

En la actualidad su espacio se encuentra destinado a albergar actividades culturales.

French:
La protection de la ville de Campeche fut complétée avec la construction de six fortifications à l’extérieur: trois a l’ouest de port et trois a l’orient. Le Réduit de San Miguel, dont les travaux fuent achevés en 1801,
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By J. Makali Bruton, January 21, 2017
2. The Redoubt of San Miguel Marker
Note the "oval entrance passageway" to the right mentioned in the marker text.
se trouve à l’ouest. Il fut projeté, en 1779, par l’Ingénieur Agustín Crame. Deux ans plus tardo n lui fit des améliorations sous l’ordre de Gouverneur Rivas Betancourt: l’Ingénieur Juan José León était a la tête des travaux. En 1801 don Leandro Poblaciones dirigea d’autres modifications.

L’immeuble contient un pont levis, un corps de garde, une chambre pour l’officier, le logement du commandant, la caserne, l’entrepôt de poudre et autres entrepôts. Le couloir d’acces, de forme ondulée, faisait partie du système de défense: il évitait l’entrée directé des projectils et de cette facon rendait difficile l’attaque de l’ennemi.

Le Président Santa Anna a installé un quartier dans ce Bastion quand il a ataqué Campeched en 1842.

Cet espace se trouve actuellement destiné à des activités culturelles.

English:
The protection of the city of Campeche was completed with the construction of six fortifications around its exterior. Three were to the west of the port and three to the east. The Reduct of San Miguel, which was completed in 1801, is located to the west. It was designed in 1779 by engineer Agustín Crame. Two years later, improvements were made by order of the governor Rivas Betancour: the work was under the direction of the engineer Juan José de León. Finally, some modifications were carried out in 1801 under the direction of don Leandro Poblaciones.
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By J. Makali Bruton, January 21, 2017
3. The Redoubt of San Miguel Marker


The structure contains a drawbridge, guardhouse, officer’s room, commander’s quarters, barracks, warehouse for gunpowder and other storage areas. The oval entrance passageway formed part of the defense system as it prevented the free entry of proyectiles, thereby making an enemy attack difficult.

President Santa Anna installed provisional quarters in this fort when he attacked Campeche in 1842.

Presently, the area is destined to house cultural activities.
 
Erected by Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA)-INAH.
 
Location. 19° 49.459′ N, 90° 34.102′ W. Marker is in Campeche, Campeche, in Municipality of Campeche. Marker is on Calle Escénica, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is just south of the entrance to the Redoubt of San Miguel, just off the Carretera Costera del Golfo to the west of the city of Campeche. Marker is in this post office area: Campeche 24000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Justo Sierra (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); The Bastion of San Carlos (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); Governor's Palace (approx. 3.8 kilometers away); House of Pablo García y Montilla
The drawbridge of the Redoubt of San Miguel, mentioned in the marker text. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 21, 2017
4. The drawbridge of the Redoubt of San Miguel, mentioned in the marker text.
(approx. 3.8 kilometers away); “Tukulná” Handicrafts House (approx. 3.9 kilometers away); Campeche's Land Gate (approx. 3.9 kilometers away); Gate to the Sea (approx. 4 kilometers away); Professor Septimio Perez Palacios (approx. 4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Campeche.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesMan-Made FeaturesWars, Non-US
 
The Redoubt of San Miguel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 21, 2017
5. The Redoubt of San Miguel Marker
Stela 9 from Calakmul at the Archaeological Museum of the Redoubt of San Miguel image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 21, 2017
6. Stela 9 from Calakmul at the Archaeological Museum of the Redoubt of San Miguel
The museum at the Redoubt of San Miguel holds many important pieces from Campeche Maya sites such as Calakmul and Edzná.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 29, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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