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Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Fountain of Garmilla

 
 
Fountain of Garmilla Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 13, 2018
1. Fountain of Garmilla Marker
This 2018 marker replaced a previous marker in this same location.
Inscription.  
Fuente de Garmilla
Construida en 1780 sobre la antigua calle del mismo nombre, esta fuente abasteció de agua limpia a los vecinos del barrio actualmente conocido como de La Cruz. En su diseño destacan algunos elementos barrocos, como una concha de mar y nichos ornamentados que sirvieron para colocar imágenes religiosas. Piletas como esta recibieron el agua mediante canales entubados del sistema hidráulico.

English:
Fountain of Garmilla
Built in 1780, on the old street of the same name, this fountain supplied clean water to the residents who lived in what is now the neighborhood of La Cruz. Its design emphasizes Baroque decorations like the large seashell, several ornamental scrolls and a niche that housed a religious image. Pools like this one received their water thanks to enclosed channels built throughout the city.
 
Erected 2018 by Municipalidad de Querétaro.
 
Location. 20° 35.761′ N, 100° 23.148′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality
Fountain of Garmilla and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 13, 2018
2. Fountain of Garmilla and Marker
of Querétaro. Marker is on Manuel Gutiérrez Najera, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Manuel Gutiérrez Najera 30, Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fountain of Cantoya (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); El Mexicano Fountain (about 180 meters away); The Founding of Santiago de Querétaro (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Querétaro, Cultural Heritage of Humanity (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Friar Junipero Serra (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Waterway of the Sad Indian (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Friar Antonio Margil de Jésus (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Temple of Santiago and Jesuit Colleges (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Categories. ArchitectureColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
Fountain of Garmilla stone work image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 26, 2016
3. Fountain of Garmilla stone work
The stone work of the fountain is held together in part with metal inserts, presumably as reinforcement for when the fountain was used as a water source for the neighborhood.
The previous Fountain of Garmilla Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 26, 2016
4. The previous Fountain of Garmilla Marker
This earlier marker was replaced in 2018. It read:

Fuente de Garmilla
Toma su nombre de la denominación original de la calle donde se construyó, habiéndose inaugurado el 7 de diciembre de 1780, en una graciosa rinconada del barrio de la Cruz. Aún se conserva en buenas condiciones y digna del cuidado y admiración de todos.

English:
Fountain of Garmilla
Taking its title from the original name of the street on which it was built, this fountain was inaugurated on December 7, 1780, in an odd little spot in the De la Cruz neighborhood. It still remains in good repair and is deserving of the care and admiration of all.
Fountain of Garmilla and its earlier marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 26, 2016
5. Fountain of Garmilla and its earlier marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4, 5. submitted on September 28, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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