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Guanajuato in Municipality of Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Plaza del Baratillo

Un Museo Llamado Guanajuato / A Museum Called Guanajuato

 
 
Plaza del Baratillo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2018
1. Plaza del Baratillo Marker
Inscription.

Plaza del Baratillo
Si ya está frente a la fuente de la plaza del Baratillo, adelante, tómese la foto. Está en uno de los íconos favoritos de la ciudad de Guanajuato.

La fuente de estilo florentino rodeada diariamente de vendedoras de flores, verduras y quesadillas, tiene un pedestal que sostiene cuatro peces fantásticos de bronce característicos del siglo XIX y el agua cae en una pila de cantera verde.

Antiguamente esta fuente presidía la Plaza Mayor o de la Paz, ahí se econtraba hasta que se cambió por el monument de la Paz. En 1893 se decidió traerla a la plaza del Baratillo, donde hasta entonces hubo un pequeño mercado, en donde se compraban productos a precio económicos, por lo que entonces se le conoció con ese nombre.

Delimitada por casonas de la época colonial y principio de otros tantos callejones, la plazuela de denomina oficialmente “General Manuel González”, en honor del prestigiado militar que fuera Gobernador del Estado y Presidente de la República. Sin embargo, para todos aquí es simplemente “El Baratillo”.

Para más información visita: www.ciudadmuseo-gto.com

English:
The Plaza del Baratillo
If you find yourself standing in front of the fountain in the Plaza del Baratillo, go ahead: take that photo; you’re
Plaza del Baratillo Marker reverse image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2018
2. Plaza del Baratillo Marker reverse
The reverse of this and the other markers in the series in Guanajuato shows a list of the 19 most important sites in the city and a map with the location of the markers and sites.
looking at one of Guanajuato’s favorite icons.
The nineteenth-century Florentine fountain – the center of a daily ring of street vendors selling everything from flowers and vegetables to quesadillas – sits on a bearing four fantastical bronze fish that skip through the water as it cascades over the green sandstone.

The fountain originaly stood in the town’s main square, the Plaza de la Paz, but it was replaced by the current monument to Peace. In 1893, it was decided to relocate it to the Plaza del Baratillo, which at the time was host to a street market selling goods at low prices, and where is where the name “Baratillo” comes from.

Ringed by colonial style houses, the square is the hub of a network of alleyways. Although officially titled the General Manuel González in honor of the former Governor of Guanajuato and subsequent President of the Republic, the square is known to all simply as “El Baratillo”.

For more information, visit: www.ciudadmuseo-gto.com (Marker Number 11 of 19.)
 
Location. 21° 0.986′ N, 101° 15.126′ W. Marker is in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Guanajuato. Marker is on Del Truco just north of Allende, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guanajuato 36000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Plaza del Baratillo Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2018
3. Plaza del Baratillo Marker
The marker can be seen behind and to the right of the plaza's fountain, mentioned in the marker text.
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fountain of the Plaza del Baratillo (within shouting distance of this marker); Emma Godoy (within shouting distance of this marker); Puente de San Juan Nepomuceno (within shouting distance of this marker); Guanajuato Flooding of 1873 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Temple of the Company of Jesus (about 90 meters away); Ponciano Aguilar (about 90 meters away); Minting House of the State of Guanajuato (about 120 meters away); Temple of San Diego (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guanajuato.
 
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An additional view of the Plaza del Baratillo and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2018
4. An additional view of the Plaza del Baratillo and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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