The Guadalupe Gate Historical

The Guadalupe Gate Historical (HM1WMW)

Location: Campeche, Campeche 24000 Campeche
Country: Mexico

N 19° 50.811', W 90° 32.029'

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Puerta de GuadalupeAquí estuvo la Puerta de Guadalupe, construcción del siglo XVII, proyectada y realizada por el Ingeniero Militar alemán Jaime Franck. La puerta de Guadalupe quedo situada a la mitad de la cortina de muralla, entre los Baluartes de San José (hoy no existe) y Santiago. Comunicaba el recinto amurallado con el Barrio del mismo nombre.Contaba con una garita para el centinela y junto a ella un cuerpo de guardia. Encima se construyó otra garita pequeña de donde se podía arrojar granadas. La puerta era de jabín con fajas de hierro y por el exterior la protegía un revellín sin foso, con un rastrillo, todo de mampostería, y una estacada en su circunferencia, hecha de la misma resistente madera. Fue una de las cuatro puertas con que contó la villa fortificada de Campeche durante el siglo XVII. Sin embargo el Gobernador Don Antonio de Figueroa y Silva, al tomar posesión de su cargo 1732, mandó cerrar las puertas de Guadalupe y San Román, pues creía que eran flanco fácil de acceso a la villa por los enemigos. Y a finales del siglo XIX, fue demolida por orden de la Secretaría de Guerra y Marina, inaugurándose en su lugar el paso "Porfirio Díaz" el 15 de Septiembre de 1894. English:Guadalupe GateThis is the site where Guadalupe Gate was, a 17th Century construction,
designed and made by the German enginner Jaime Franck. The Guadalupe Gate was situated halfway along the battlement wal, between the San José Fortress (no longer existing) and the Santiago Fortress. It communicated the walled enclosure with the District of the same name. It used to have a sentry box and beside it a guard corps. Another small sentry box was built on top of it, from where granades could be thrown. The gate was made of piscidia with iron strips and on the exterior it was protected by a bastion with no moat, with a portcullis, all made of stonework, and a stockade around it, made of the same tough wood. It was one of the four gates of the fortified town of Campeche during the 18th Century. Hoerver, Governor Antonio de Figueroa y Silva, upon taking up office in 1732, ordered the closure of the Gates of Guadalupe and San Román, since he believed they werw a flank of easy access to the town by its enemies. At the end of the end of the 19th Century, it was demolished by order of the Secretary of War and the Navy, opening in its place the "Porfirio Díaz" Passage on September 15, 1894.
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HM NumberHM1WMW
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Date Added Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15Q E 758286 N 2196421
Decimal Degrees19.84685000, -90.53381667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 50.811', W 90° 32.029'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 50' 48.66" N, 90° 32' 1.74" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Calle 49, Campeche Campeche 24000, MX
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