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Address: Morelia, Mexico
Description: This fountain, featuring sculptures of three women holding fruit toward...
This fountain, featuring sculptures of three women holding fruit toward the sky, is a popular city landmark.
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Very interesting part of Morelia history. It has replaced the fountain of flowers across the street. There is a tremendous amount of history to be learned in Morelia. Also we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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McKinleyville, California, United States
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McKinleyville, California, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Very interesting part of Morelia history. It has replaced the fountain of flowers across the street. There is a tremendous amount of history to be learned in Morelia. Also we felt totally safe at all times, safer than most 1.5 million population cities in estados unidos.

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Windsor, California
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It is a very nice fountain and nice area to sit if you don't get run over by cars getting to it. One very nice item about the fountain is that a portion of the aqueduct circles around one portion of it.

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Redlands, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This fountain was once painted in bright colors which scandalized the public for "showing too much skin" so it was moved and the current one was placed without paint.

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calistoga
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visit for the historical importance. It is within walking distance of the city center and taxis are available.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Color me cynical, but this is just a fountain in a country full of them. It is not horrid but it is Just.A.Fountain.

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Cabo San Lucas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Pretty much the entire historical center of Morelia is incredibly beautiful and well balanced, and this fountain portraying Purépecha's womanhood is no exception.

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Morelia, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Purhepecha people (the indigenous name of these people) are one-quarter of the state's population. The original colorful versión was stolen by a former governor for his own property, reflecting the contradictions of our society, which is still a beautiful place to enjoy a sound and light show over the Cathedral every Saturday evening (for free) and the wonderfful park... More 

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BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a pretty fountain, located in a lovely area of town. Not so much an attraction, really more of landmark. Its a nice stroll along Madero from the Cathedral. Make sure to stop for an ice cream paleta at Michoacana--its the first time I have had avocado ice cream.

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Morelia, Mexico
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a beautiful icon of the city that is located downtown, close to other tourist attractions. You can't miss taking a picture in front of this pink stone monument. After that, you can take a stroll around the area and maybe enjoy a cup of coffee in the several cute places located nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The Tarascas Fountain is one of a group of things to see in this part of Morelia. On a traffic circle with cars driving around it is the statue of three Purepecha women (Tarascans to some of us) holding up a huge basket of fruit. The story goes that it disappeared some decades ago and had to be created again... More 

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