La Paz Centro, León, Nicaragua
“The Town Square”
Era el lugar de mayor convergencia de la población: “…tan grande como las fiestas a caballo…”
- Norte: Casa del Gobernador .
-Sur: Calle Real y Casa Real de Fundición.
-Este: Catedral Santa Maria de las Gracias.
- Oeste: Cabildo.
Punto de encuentro de sus habitants. En ella se organizaban el “tianguis” o Mercado, procesiones religiosas, bailes o danzas, lecturas de sentencias y ajusticiamientos públicos.
Pie de dibujo: Plano de conjunto
It has a polygonal layout measuring 200 x 100 varas.
It was a place where a lot of people converged: “…it was as crowded as the equestrian sports festivals…”
- North: The Governor’s Palace.
- South: The Royal Road and the Royal Foundry House.
- East: The Saint Mary of Graces Cathedral.
- West: The Town Hall.
It was the meeting point of the inhabitants. It was the scenario of “tianguis” or open air markets, religious processions, dances, reading of sentences and public executions.
Caption: Site map
Location. 12° 24.101′ N, 86° 37.032′ Touch for map. The marker is at the Viejo León Archaeological Site, in the town square of the site.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “The Town Council” (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Saint Mary of Graces Cathedral” (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Royal Road" (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Palace of Governor Rodrigo de Contreras” (within shouting distance of this marker); “The House of Ana Jiménez” (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); "Unidentified" Colonial Structure No 11 (about 90 meters away); "The House of Hernando de Soto and Hernán Ponce de León" (about 120 meters away); "The House of Martín" (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Paz Centro.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Politics • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.