"The Fortress"

"The Fortress" (HM1ROU)

Location: Puerto Momotombo, León
Country: Nicaragua

N 12° 24.015', W 86° 36.948'

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Colonial Structure No 19

— Estructura Colonial No 19 "La Fortaleza" —

Edificada en el periodo de 1524-1530. Sistema constructivo: muro perimetal de piedra bola y edificación construida con tapial.Erigida por órdenes de Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, para vigilar y proteger la ciudad de posibles rebeliones de los nativos.Su torre principal fue dibujada por Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo, en el año 1532.En 1998 se descubre parte de la muralla de la Fortaleza, debido a deslaves producidos por las lluvias de huracán Mitch.Esta estructura será sometida a futuras excavaciones arqueológicas.Caption: Plano de conjuntoEnglish:Colonial Structure No 19"The Fortress"Built during the period 1524-1530. Construction system: cobblestone perimeter wall and rammed-earth construction.It was built at the request of Francisco Hernández de Córdoba to guard and protect the city from possible rebellions of the indigenous people.Its main tower was drawn by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo in 1532.In 1998, part of the wall of the fortress is discovered, due to landslides caused by the rains from Hurricane Mitch.This structure will be subjected to future archaeological excavations.Caption: Site map
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Date Added Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16P E 541761 N 1370843
Decimal Degrees12.40025000, -86.61580000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 12° 24.015', W 86° 36.948'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds12° 24' 0.9" N, 86° 36' 56.88" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Puerto Momotombo León , NI
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