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

Bacalar - 1729

Pueblo Mágico

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
1. Bacalar - 1729 Marker
Inscription.  

Bacalar atacada constantemente por piratas que arribaran a la región para saquear el palo de tinte y otras maderas preciosas, las autoridades de Bacalar construyeron en 1729 el Fuerte de San Felipe para defender su ciudad. Décadas más tarde, durante la Guerra de Castas, fueron los Mayas los que tomaron el control del edificio y actualmente alberga un museuo que recuerda épocas pasadas de la región.

English:
Constantly under attack by pirates who arrived to the area to loot for “palo de tinte” and other precious woods, the authorities of Bacalar decided to build in 1729 the San Felipe Fort to defend the city. Decades later, during the Caste War, it was the Mayans who took hold of the building, which today houses a museum that traces the history of the region.
 
Location. 18° 40.258′ N, 88° 23.721′ W. Marker is in Bacalar, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of Bacalar. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida Adolfo López Mateos and Calle 6, on the left when traveling north on Avenida Adolfo López Mateos. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bacalar, Quintana Roo 77930, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Bacalar - 1729 Marker reverse in English image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
2. Bacalar - 1729 Marker reverse in English
are within walking distance of this marker. Pre-Columbian Time, End of Period (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Cenotes, Fresh Water Supply (about 120 meters away); Bacalar (about 210 meters away); a different marker also named Bacalar (about 240 meters away); Bel Itzá, or Path of the Itzaes (about 240 meters away); a different marker also named Bacalar (about 240 meters away); K'atunes or Periods of History (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Pre-Columbian Bacalar, Foundation (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bacalar.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, Non-US
 
Bacalar - 1729 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 31, 2019
3. Bacalar - 1729 Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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