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Plaza de Santo Domingo


plaza de santo domingoHistory is confused with legend when describing this space. The plaza is presumed to have been the garden area of the Cuauhtémoc Palace long rumored to have treasure hidden in its ponds. With the passage of time, the space was preserved as a public area and served the frontier convent of Santo Domingo and the Court of the Inquisition. That made it the scene of the Autos de Fe, sad public ceremonies at which those convicted by the Inquisition were sentenced and executed. During the ceremonies held upon the arrival of new Viceroys, the colonial capital erected two triumphal arches. One was erected in the Plaza del Empedradillo, next to the Cathedral. Another stood here at the Plaza de Santo Domingo. The square was always the site of great transit, lined on one side by the Real Aduana del Virreinato (The Royal Customs House). The Plaza was also a point for the renting of carriages. Today the plaza and the surrounding buildings represent an architectural ensemble. In the center is a fountain with the statue of Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, a heroine of the independence movement. The sculpture is the work of the Italian, Enrique Alciati. It was placed here in 1890.

Heart of México Walking Route: Santo Domingo - Santa Catarina

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Proyecto “Corredor de Cultura Digital”.

Nombre de la investigación: Investigación Centro Histórico, Monumentos, Edificios y Puntos de Interés (2023)

Dirección de investigación y diseño de Rutas: Acércate al Centro A.C. Guadalupe Gómez Collada

Coordinación e investigación histórica: Fideicomiso del Centro histórico Dir. Maestra Loredana Montes


  • Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Alc. Cuauhtémoc, 06010 CDMX



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