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Puebla in Municipality of Puebla, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Municipal Palace

 
 
The Municipal Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2017
1. The Municipal Palace Marker
Inscription.

Palacio Municipal
Desde la fundación de la ciudad en 1531, en este espacio “se ayuntaban las autoridades para lo que fuera menester”. La edificación original sufrió varias modificaciones y en 1897 se encargó un nuevo proyecto al Arquitecto inglés Charles T. S. Hall quien lo diseñó al estilo isabelino inglés, concluyéndose la obra en 1906.

Destaca el elegante patio de doble arcada, la majestuosa escalinata de mármol de Carrara, los vitrales alegórícos a la ciudad y el gran salón de Cabildos de estilo renacentista.

Ahí se encuentran dos documentos fundamentales de la historia de Puebla: La Cédula Real que le otorga el titulo de ciudad, y la Real Provisión, que le confiere su escudo de armas.

En la fachada, la réplica del "Esquilón San José" es la campana que se tañe cada 15 de Septiembre durante la ceremonia del “Grito de Independencia”.


English:
The Municipal Palace
From the time the city was founded in 1531, this was the space where “the authorities convened for whatever was required”. The original construction went through various modifications and in 1897 a new project was entrusted to British architect Charles T. S. Hall, who designed it in the English Elizabethan style, this work was concluded in 1906.
The Municipal Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2017
2. The Municipal Palace Marker
The marker can be seen here, between two policemen, in a view towards the east along the Portal Hidalgo that fronts the Municipal Palace.


The elegant double arcade patio, the majestic Carrara marble staircase, the stained glass windows metaphorically depicting the city and the Council room in grand Renaissance style are some outstanding features.

The two fundamental documents of the history of Puebla - the Royal charter, which gives the city its title, and the Royal Provision, which confers to Puebla its coat of arms - are kept there.

The façade includes the replica of the “Esquilón San José” (San José Bell), which is the bell that is rung every year on September 15th during the “Grito de Independencia” (Shout of Independence) ceremony.
 
Erected by Gobierno Municipal de Puebla.
 
Location. 19° 2.642′ N, 98° 11.859′ W. Marker is in Puebla, Puebla, in Municipality of Puebla. Marker is on Avenida Juan de Palafox y Mendoza just east of Calle Cinco de Mayo, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Avenida Don Juan de Palafox y Mendoza 14, Puebla 72000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Main Square and Fountain of San Miguel (within shouting distance of this marker); Granting the Coat of Arms to the City of Angels (1538) (within shouting distance of this
The Municipal Palace's Arcade image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2017
3. The Municipal Palace's Arcade
The '...elegant double arcade patio...' mentioned in the marker text.
marker); Portal Hidalgo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Portal of the Audience (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oriental Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza de la Democracia (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Oath to Independence in the City of Puebla... (about 240 meters away); First Speech by Francisco Madero in Puebla (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Puebla.
 
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An additional view of the Municipal Palace image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2017
4. An additional view of the Municipal Palace
The marker is not visible in this view as it is located near the middle of the Palace in its corridor.
The Municipal Palace image. Click for full size.
5. The Municipal Palace
Puebla. Palacio Municipal. 135. Latapi y Bert. Apartado 922. Mexico
The Municipal Palace image. Click for full size.
6. The Municipal Palace
Palacio Municipal, Puebla, Mexico, US by Illustrated Postal Card Co., New York
Puebla, Pasaje Del Ayuntamiento image. Click for full size.
7. Puebla, Pasaje Del Ayuntamiento
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5, 6, 7. submitted on January 22, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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