Patio of the Curtain or Dry Well

Patio of the Curtain or Dry Well (HM1YUR)

Location: Veracruz, Veracruz 91891
Country: Mexico

N 19° 12.565', W 96° 7.91'

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Patio de la cortadura o foso seco
Esta explanada, que se encuentra entre el muro de las argollas y la cortadura de San Fernando, fue un foso sin agua cuya función era servir de protección en caso de invasión y ataques extranjeros. Hacia esta dirección daban las aspilleras de las bóvedas que conformaban la cortadura de
San Fernando, la cual estaba provista de dieciséis cañones.Durante la última década del siglo XIX, el Fuerte de San Juan de Ulúa fue adaptado para funcionar como "Arsenal Nacional Tres", por lo que fue sometido a numerosas modificaciones arquitectónicas. Una de ellas consistió en tapar el foso, convirtiéndose en una nave industrial comunicada con la "puerta del mar" - que también fue abierta en esta época - y con el espacio de la cortadura de San Fernando, en donde estaban ubicados los talleres del arsenal. English translation:
Patio of the Curtain or Dry Well
This patio, located between the Wall of the Rings and the Curtain of San Fernando, originally was a moat without water whose function was to serve as additional protection in case of invasion and foreign attacks. The vaults of the Curtain of San Fernando were equipped with sixteen guns that could fire from loopholes that looked out onto the patio. During the last decade of the nineteenth
century, the Fort of San Juan de Ulúa was adapted to function as "National Arsenal Three", therefore it was submitted to numerous architectural modifications. One of them was to cover the moat, which became an industrial area that opened up to the "Gate of the Sea" - which was also opened at this time - and with the area of the Curtain of San Fernando, where arsenal's workshops were located.
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Date Added Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 801593 N 2126484
Decimal Degrees19.20941667, -96.13183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 12.565', W 96° 7.91'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 12' 33.9" N, 96° 7' 54.6" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Pedro Saenz de Baranda, Veracruz Veracruz 91891, MX
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