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Near this site was the southwest corner of the adobe wall that surrounded the Spanish Presidio, an enclosure of 11 ¼ acres which included most of the present city ? county governmental complex and the Art Museum block. Tucson was the largest fort in a chain of Spanish frontier posts extending from the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of California., designed to protect the northern border of New Spain. Main Street, originally the "Camino Real," paralleled the west side of the presidio and linked Tucson with Spanish settlements from Mexico to California.

Spanish translation
Muro Presidial y Camino Real
Cerca de este sitio establa la esquina suroeste del muro del presidio español, encerrando una superficie de casi cinco hectareas, incluyendo hoy la mayor parte de las cuadras del gobierno regional y del Museo del Arte. Tucsón era el fuerte más grande de una gardena de puntos fronterizos españoles extendiendo del Golfo de México al Golfo de California para guardar la frontera norteña de la Nueva España. La Calle Main, antes el Camino Real, corriendo al lado oeste del presidio, enlazó Tuscón con poblaciones españolas desde México a California.

Address: 133 W. Washington St. Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520) 837-8119
Website: http://www.tucsonattractions.com

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  • Written Oct 10, 2011
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