QRO Monuments, statues & fountains


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Published: March 19th 2015
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This album features a variety of monuments, fountains & statues often found in the plazas in the city's historic center.


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CORREGIDORA MONUMENTCORREGIDORA MONUMENT
CORREGIDORA MONUMENT

designed by Carlos Noriega , was erected in the Corregidora Plaza to mark the centenary of Mexico’s Independence in 1910.
The monument honors Dona Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez The monument honors Dona Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez
The monument honors Dona Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez

who actively participated in the Mexico’s struggle for independence. She was the wife of Corregidor (mayor) Lic. Miguel Dominguez.
Tree of FriendshipTree of Friendship
Tree of Friendship

in the plaza represents a message of love and peace that queretanos wish to all visitors.
OTOMI DANCEROTOMI DANCER
OTOMI DANCER

(el danzante conchero) This statue/fountain, located on a busy pedestrian-only street between two plazas, celebrates the strength and beauty of an Otomi native dancer.


The earliest Querétaro inhabitants were probably the Otomí, a sophisticated society that established the city of Tula in nearby Hidalgo around 900 A.D. This indigenous race had, by this time, settled through central Mexico.

Templo San FranciscoTemplo San Francisco
Templo San Francisco

in the background.
CONSTITUTION PLAZACONSTITUTION PLAZA
CONSTITUTION PLAZA

is located between Corregidora & Juárez. The site was originally part of the San Francisco convent complex during the colonial period. It was then converted into a plaza that housed a market.
The current plaza,The current plaza,
The current plaza,

which was developed in 1963, has one column for each state in the country, each one inscribed with the names of the signatories of the 1917 Constitution.
Dancing fountainDancing fountain
Dancing fountain

The controversial remodeling in 2000 included the contemporary Leonardo Nierman's sculpture. (Photo here: http://www.travelbymexico.com/queratr/quer7641ADF.jpg) The circular fountain was transformed into a dancing fountain in 2008.
In swapped RGB channelsIn swapped RGB channels
In swapped RGB channels

There is an underground car park beneath the square for 300 vehicles.
FUENTE DEL MARQUESFUENTE DEL MARQUES
FUENTE DEL MARQUES

El Fuente del Marques is located in Plaza de Armas (aka Independence Square), the city’s main square (zocalo) & the largest.
Marques de la Villa del Villar del AguilaMarques de la Villa del Villar del Aguila
Marques de la Villa del Villar del Aguila

The monument is dedicated to city benefactor Don Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana, Marques de la Villa del Villar del Aguila, who financed the construction of the aqueduct, the city’s famous symbol.
"Puppies" fountain"Puppies" fountain
"Puppies" fountain

The striking fountain, best known as the ‘puppies fountain’, was finely carved of pink cantera stone in 1843. The Marques monument was sculpted by Don Diego Almaraz.
FUENTE DEL ADADOR MARIANO MATAMOROSFUENTE DEL ADADOR MARIANO MATAMOROS
FUENTE DEL ADADOR MARIANO MATAMOROS

This wonderful walkway fountain, sculpted by Ignacio Mariano de las Casas, is a replica of the fountain in the local 18th century Casa de los Perros.
5 DE MAYO5 DE MAYO
5 DE MAYO

The next 3 fountains were found along the pedestrian-only section of 5 de Mayo. This one is referred to as the cellist fountain.
Similar oneSimilar one
Similar one

in the same area


20th March 2015

Spectacular !
What a terrific collection of fountains ... it reminds me very much of Aix-en-Provence. And you've also given a fine illustration of all the street art distributed throughout this beautiful place: how fortunate that they don't get snowed in ... people can enjoy it all year round..
22nd March 2015

Gorgeous fountains and beautiful main square!
Thanks for sharing.

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