Fort San Juan de Ulúa

Fort San Juan de Ulúa (HM1YUG)

Location: Veracruz, Veracruz 91891 Veracruz
Country: Mexico

N 19° 12.643', W 96° 7.907'

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San Juan de Ulúa500 años de historia
El Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, encargado de conservar y difundir el patrimonio prehistórico,arqueológico, arquitectónico e histórico de México, abre al público el Museo y Fuerte de San Juan de Ulúa, para mostrar el legado cultural y arquitectónico de este inmueble que, desde 1915, fue declarado monumento histórico y que constituye un emblema de la ciudad de Veracruz.El Fuerte de San Juan de Ulúa es un ejemplo sobresaliente de arquitectura militar cuya función primordial fue defender la "puerta" de la Nueva España de posibles ataques extranjeros. El proceso de edificación del inmueble inició en la
primera mitad del siglo XVI y continuó hasta entrado el XIX. El fuerte
también fungió como almacén, ya que aquí se guardaban los productos que llegaban por el Atlántico y el Pacífico - via la Nao de China - para después ser transportados a la ciudad de México, al resto del reino y a Europa. El fuerte también funcionó como cárcel, arsenal y llegó a ser sede del gobierno de Benito Juárez (1858) y de Venustiano Carranza (1914). Tras los trabajos de restauración y conservación integral en
el fuerte, se ha implementado un nuevo enfoque museístico que ofrece al visitante la posibilidad de acercarse a la historia y arquitectura
del recinto. El objetivo consiste en recuperar el significado y el uso original de cada espacio por medio de la información dispuesta en los lugares más representativos los baluartes, la casa del gobernador, "las tinajas" y el muro de las argollas, entre otros. En San Juan de Ulua la arquitectura invita a conocer y revalorar este imponente monumento
histórico.English translation:
Fort San Juan de Ulúa500 Years of History
The National Institute of Anthropology and History, as part its mission of preserving and disseminating the prehistoric, archaeological, architectural and historical heritage of Mexico, opens to the public the Museum and Fort of San Juan de Ulúa, to show the cultural and architectural legacy of this building that, since 1915, was declared a historical monument and that constitutes as an emblem of the city of Veracruz.The Fort of San Juan de Ulúa is an outstanding example of military architecture whose primary function was to defend the "front door" of New Spain from possible foreign attacks. The process of building the fort began in the first half of the 16th century and continued until the beginning of the 19th century. The fort also served as a warehouse, since products were shipped here from the Atlantic and also from the Pacific - via the Nao of China (Manila Galleons) - to be transported to Mexico City,
the rest of the kingdom and Europe. The fort also functioned as a jail, arsenal and even became the seat of the government of Benito Juarez (1858) and Venustiano Carranza (1914). After restoration work and integral conservation of the fort, a new museum approach has been implemented that offers the visitor the possibility of approaching the history and architecture of the site. The objective is to recover the meaning and original use of each space by means of the information provided in the most representative places: the bastions, the Governor's House, "las tinajas" (prison cells) and the Wall of Rings, among others. In San Juan de Ulúa the architecture invites the visitor to know and to give new value to this imposing historical monument.
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Date Added Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 801596 N 2126628
Decimal Degrees19.21071667, -96.13178333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 12.643', W 96° 7.907'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 12' 38.5800" N, 96° 7' 54.4200" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Carril 5, Veracruz Veracruz 91891, MX
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