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Portal Samaniego  
   

Portal Samaniego

located on a prominent corner of the Plaza de Armas, was built in the 18th century for Juan Antonio del Castillo y Mata, 2nd Earl of the Sierra Gorda. The property also belonged to the counts who took his name. It later belonged to governor Rafael Olvera & to the family Fernández de Cevallos. It is currently occupied by the Archives of the judiciary.
Queretaro - in & around Plaza de Armas aka Independence Plaza

September 1st 2015
This album, the last one in my Queretaro series, features photos taken in & around & near the Plaza de Armas, the city's main square. Some background info: Santiago de Querétaro, founded in 1531, is located 221 kms NE of Mexico City. With a population of over 1 million in 2010, it is the largest city and capital of the State of Querétaro. Because of its low crime rate and low u ... read more
North America » Mexico » Querétaro » Santiago de Querétaro

Mexican Flag The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
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