"The City Hall surrounded the..." Colonial Architecture Tip by la_beba


Favorite thing: The City Hall surrounded the plaza to the north, the palace of the captaincy to the south, the cathedral and Bishop?s Palace to the east, and on the west by the portal provided shelter for the night to merchants who come to the marketplace from far away towns.
Is central fountain, built in 1739 by the well-known architect Diego de Porres, is one of his many contributions to the city. Using fragments of the original fountain, it was reconstructed in 1936 by the Guatemalan artist Oscar Gonzales Goyri.

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  • Written Oct 4, 2002
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