The Bastion of San Carlos Historical

The Bastion of San Carlos Historical (HM1Y2E)

Location: Campeche, Campeche 24000 Campeche
Country: Mexico

N 19° 50.668', W 90° 32.429'

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Baluarte de San CarlosEste baluarte sustituyó a un viejo torreón conocido como La Fuerza del Bonete. Fue reinaugurado por el Gobernador don Sandro Fernández de Angulo y Sandoval con el nombre de Castillo de San Benito. Se le bautizó asi en honor al Rey Carlos II de España. Durante el siglo XVIII fue utilizado como alojamiento de las tropas; en ocasiones sus crujías fueron también empleadas como prisión de alta seguridad y de castigo severo.El partido arquitectónico es de forma pentagonal: es, actualmente el único al que se accede desde la calle por una rampa que desemboca en el primer nivel. En el sotano, se encuentran dos crujías abovedadas que posiblemente funcionaron como prisión; la planta del segundo nivel esta compuesta por una terraza circundante, un parapeto almenado e integrado en tres de sus vértices por garitas; en el central se aprecia un campanario. Actualmente, es el Museo de la Ciudad, en el cual se exhiben exposiciones fotográficas y maquetas relativas al desarrollo histórico de Campeche. French:Ce Bastion remplaca une vieille tour connue comme la Fuerza del Bonete. It fut reinauguré le par le gouverneur Don Sandro Fernández de Angulo y Sandoval avec le nom de Château de San Benito. Il fut ainsi baptisé en l'honneur du Roi Charles II d'Espagne. Pendant le XVIIIème
siecle il fut utilice comme logement des troupes, quelquefois ses cellules ont servi de prison de haute securite et de punition sevère. Le procédé architectural est de forme pentagonale; c'est, maintenant, le seul auquel on a accès depues la rue par une rampe qui aboutit au premier niveau. Au sous-sol, se trouvent deux cellules voûtées qui ont probablemente sesvi comme prison; le deuxieme étage este composé par une terrasse environnante, un parapet avec des creneaux et il este intégré dans trois de ses sommets par des guérites; au niveau central, on voit un clocher. Il est à present le Musée de la Ville, où l'on exhibe des expositions de photos et des maquettes décrivant le développement historique de Campeche. English:This Battery substituted an old, large fortified tower known as the Fuerza del Bonete. It was inaugurated by Governor Don Sandro Fernández de Angulo y Sandoval with the name of Castillo de San Benito. It was baptized with this name in honor of king Carlos II of Spain. During the 18th century, it was used as lodging for troops; on occasions, the galleries were also used as a high security prison and for severe punishment. The architectural plan has a pentagonal shape; it is presently the only one which is entered from the Street by a ramp which leads to the first level. In the basement, two vaulted galleries are found which possibly
functioned as a prison. The second story is composed of a surrounding terrace, a crenelled parapet and sentry boxes are integrated into three of its highest points; a belfry is found in the center. Presently, it houses the City Museum in which photographic shows and scale models relative to the historic development of Campeche are exhibited.
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HM NumberHM1Y2E
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Placed ByConsejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA)-INAH
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Date Added Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15Q E 757591 N 2196147
Decimal Degrees19.84446667, -90.54048333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 50.668', W 90° 32.429'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 50' 40.08" N, 90° 32' 25.74" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 331 Calle 8, Campeche Campeche 24000, MX
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