domingo, 2 de agosto de 2015

Pila de Espejo (Mirror Well) in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán

The Pila de Espejo is part of the Cultural Heritage of Patzcuaro, and is located at the corner of Ibarra and Espejo, just a few blocks from our Hotel Mansion Iturbe.

Pila de Espejo (Mirror Well) in Pátzcuaro
Pila de Espejo (Mirror Well) in Pátzcuaro

Like all the historical wells of Patzcuaro, its function was to supply water to residents of the neighborhood.  We don’t know exactly when the well was constructed, but there is a plaque referencing the year 1939.
Plaque at the Pila de Espejo (Mirror Well) in Patzcuaro
Plaque at the Pila de Espejo (Mirror Well) in Pátzcuaro

The Pila de Espejo is dedicated to one of the benefactors of Patzcuaro in the 18th century, the illustrious Spanish philanthropist Don Antonio de Ibarra y Sangotita, captain of the Tercios Viejos de Castilla, who died in Patzcuaro in 1747.
Pila de Espejo (Mirror Well) in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán
Pila de Espejo (Mirror Well) in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán

Don Antonio was the foundor Hospital de Jesús and the Catherine Nuns, whose convent was what, is now the well-known Casa de los Once Patios.
Pila de Espejo (Mirror Well) in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán
Pila de Espejo (Mirror Well) in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán

On your next visit to Patzcuaro, stroll through our streets and discover our many Cultural Heritages, which are part of the rich history of our Magical Town.

Pila de Espejo (Mirror Well) in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán
Pila de Espejo (Mirror Well) in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán

*Text and pictures property of Hotel Mansión Iturbe.

We invite you to check more post in our blog, you will find information about Patzcuaro and the surrounding area that we hope will be helpful for your next trip to our Colonial town in Mexico.

 Juan O’Gorman’s Mural in Pátzcuaro

 The Gertrudis Bocanegra Public Library in Patzcuaro

 Discover the Cultural Heritage of Patzcuaro


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