The Miguel Hidalgo Civic Plaza

The Miguel Hidalgo Civic Plaza (HM25U7)

Location: Salamanca, Guanajuato 36700 Salamanca
Country: Mexico

N 20° 34.119', W 101° 11.86'

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Plaza Cívica Miguel Hidalgo
Este espacio público ha sido testigo del devenir de Salamanca durante muchos años. Originalmente fue el área del atrio del convento, en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX sirvió como Jardín de la Penitenciaria, llamándose así también y contando con árboles de distintos tipos, bancas rústicas de fierro vaciado y fajillas de madera y un pozo artesiano inaugurado en 1909 del que emanaba agua caliente. De este pozo se dice que los peregrinos que iban de visita hacia el Templo del Señor del Hospital, tomaban agua en cántaros, pues, dada la cercanía que tenía con la imagen del Cristo Negro, creían que el agua procuraba la salud por sus ricos minerales curativas. Además los salmantinos solicitaban a los aguadores que les llevaran agua termal a los domicilios de sus casas.
Posteriormente del año 1943 a 1944, se comenzó a construir y la conclusión del primer Mercado Municipal en esta área; el pozo fue cubierto por un kiosco de mampostería y cubierta de concreto, con barandal de
fierro tubular. Dicho mercado fue demolido en el año de 1971 y el pozo artesiano fue clausurado para dar paso a una plaza pública denominada en su tiempo como Plazoleta Hidalgo, en su primera época, en 1972. Conforme avanzaba el tiempo, la Plaza Cívica Miguel Hidalgo iba sumando distintas modificaciones:



en la remodelación de 1985 se colocaron siete obeliscos en honor a ilustres personajes salmantinos que fueron
relevantes para la historia de la ciudad: Albino García, Andrés Delgado, Emeteria Valencia, Tomasa Esteves, Bartolomé Sánchez Torrado, P. José María Marocho y Luis G. Araujo. Asimismo, se colocó un busto en bronce
de Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, en recuerdo de su paso histórico por Salamanca el 24 de septiembre de 1810, incitando a los salmantinos a que se unieran a la causa independentista lanzando su famosa Arenga. Hoy, la Plaza Cívica Miguel Hidalgo que data de 2009, es la antesala del monumental conjunto conventual de San Juan de Sahagún (de San Agustín), uno de los edificios más emblemáticos y notables de Salamanca. En su amplio espacio, como verdadero zócalo, se llevan a cabo distintas actividades cívicas, artísticas, culturales y de recreo familiar que rememoran el origen de las tradiciones de la ciudad salmantina. English:
Plaza Cívica Miguel Hidalgo
This public space has witnessed the evolution of Salamanca for many years. Originally, it was the atrium of the convent, on the second half of the 19th century it became Jardín de la Penitenciaria. It had different kinds of trees, rustic benches made of cast iron and planks of wood, and an artisan well inaugurated in 1990, from which hot water emanated.



It is said of this well that the pilgrims that visited the Templo del Señor del Hospital, and drank its water in pitchers, due to the closeness to the image of the Cristo Negro, were granted health because of its rich minerals and curative properties. What is more, salamantinos asked the water carriers to bring thermal water to their houses.Subsequently, from 1943 to 1944, the building and conclusion of the first Mercado Municipal (Municipal Market) in this area took place; the well was covered by a masonry kiosk and cement, with a handrail. The Mercado was demolished on 1971 and the artesian well was closed down, to make room for a public square known as Plazoleta Hidalgo 1972. As time went by, further alterations were made to the Plaza Cívica Miguel Hidalgo: in the 1985 restored obelisks were placed to honor historic salmantinos: Albino Garcia, Andrés Delgado, Emeteria Valencia, Tomasa Esteves, Bartolomé Sanchez Torrado, P. José María Marocho and Luis G. Araujo. Likewise, a bronze bust of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was placed as a memorial of its historical passage through Salamanca on September 24, 1810, to urge salamantinos to join the Independence movement delivering its famous Arenga.Today, the Plaza Cívica Miguel Hidalgo, dating back to 2009, is the placed right in front of the San



Juan de Sahagún (de San Agustín) architectural complex, devoted to one of the most emblematic and notable of Salamanca. At this main square different activities are carried out, such civic, artistic, cultural, and family events, which recall the origin and traditions of Salamanca city.
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Date Added Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 270906 N 2275954
Decimal Degrees20.56865000, -101.19766667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 34.119', W 101° 11.86'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 34' 7.14" N, 101° 11' 51.6" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 209 Benito Juárez, Salamanca Guanajuato 36700, MX
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