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Bacalar in Municipality of Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Moat of the Fort of San Felipe

 
 
Moat of the Fort of San Felipe Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
1. Moat of the Fort of San Felipe Marker
Inscription.  


Foso
El foso es una trinchera profunda, excavada para formar una barrera contra ataques a las murallas del Castillo. La fosa dificultaba el acceso de los ejércitos enemigos. La fosa ahora se ha convertido en jardín con figuras de origen maya y español.

English:
Moat
The pit is a deep trench excavated to form a barrier against attacks on the castle walls. The pit made access difficult for enemy armies. The pit has now been converted into a garden with figures of Mayan and Spanish origin.
 
Location. 18° 40.63′ N, 88° 23.31′ W. Marker is in Bacalar, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of Bacalar. Marker is on Avenida 3 just east of Calle 22, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is at the Fort of San Felipe Bacalar. Marker is in this post office area: Bacalar, Quintana Roo 77930, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bridge of the Fort of San Felipe (here, next to this marker); Fort of San Felipe (here, next to this marker); San Felipe Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Bacalar as a Municipality
Moat of the Fort of San Felipe and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
2. Moat of the Fort of San Felipe and Marker
The moat can be seen to the left in this view.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Creation of the Municipality of Bacalar (about 240 meters away); Church of San Joaquín (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Bacalar (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bacalar.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesMan-Made Features
 
Moat of the Fort of San Felipe Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
3. Moat of the Fort of San Felipe Marker
The marker is roughly in the center of this view attached to a stone column.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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