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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexicoen_US
dc.coverage.temporalbegun 1592 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date1592en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-25T21:49:23Z
dc.date.available2013-01-25T21:49:23Z
dc.date.issued1592en_US
dc.identifier186568en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 1849en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/95762
dc.descriptionAlameda Central is a public park in downtown Mexico City, adjacent to the Palacio de Bellas Artes. The park is a green garden with paved paths and decorative fountains and statues, and is frequently the center of civic events. The area used to be an Aztec marketplace and after the Conquest, the Catholic Church used the area for the burning of heretics and witches. The park was created in 1592, when Viceroy Luis de Velasco decided to create green space here as a public park. The name comes from the Spanish word álamo, which means poplar tree, that were planted here. By the late 19th century, the park included a bandstand and gas (now electric) lamps. On the south side of the park, facing toward the street is the Hemiciclo a Juárez, which is a large white semi-circular monument to Benito Juárez,; Alameda Central is a public park in downtown Mexico City, adjacent to the Palacio de Bellas Artes. The park is a green garden with paved paths and decorative fountains and statues, and is frequently the center of civic events. The area used to be an Aztec marketplace and after the Conquest, the Catholic Church used the area for the burning of heretics and witches. The park was created in 1592, when Viceroy Luis de Velasco decided to create green space here as a public park. The name comes from the Spanish word álamo, which means poplar tree, that were planted here. By the late 19th century, the park included a bandstand and gas (now electric) lamps. On the south side of the park, facing toward the street is the Hemiciclo a Juárez, which is a large white semi-circular monument to Benito Juárez, Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 6/22/2009)en_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectplantsen_US
dc.subjectparks (recreation areas)en_US
dc.subjectNineteenth centuryen_US
dc.titleAlameda Central [park]en_US
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dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-M-MC-AC-D5en_US
vra.culturalContextMexicanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling) gardeningen_US
vra.worktypemonumenten_US
vra.worktypepark (recreation area)en_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Mexican)en_US


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