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Tarascas Fountain

Morelia, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Morelia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Fountains
Description: This fountain, featuring sculptures of three women holding fruit toward the sky, is a popular city landmark.
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105 reviews 105 reviews
29 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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456 reviews 456 reviews
301 attraction reviews
602 helpful votes 602 helpful votes
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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185 reviews 185 reviews
75 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The fountain itself is wonderful, with three women on their knees, holding an immense bowl or platter of fruits above them. In the middle of a well tended park, next to the aqueduct, this is a sight to see and a fine photo-op.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The tarascas fountain is one of the main landmarks of Morelia. It is also situated in a strategic place, right across the aqueduct, the calzada, the park and the callejon del romance.You can walk and make a great tour. There are many architectural styles that it is a pleasure just to take your time to enjoy the view. The tarascas... More

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Penticton, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This large fountain is located very near the Aqueduct and near a park. The area is busy with people enjoying the park and the fountain which sits at a crossroad.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Just a block away from my hostel, this beautiful fountain and the accompanying park are great spots to meet up with friends, read a book, walk the dog, etc. Such a peaceful, serene this!

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Dublin, Ireland
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I like the Jacaranda trees blooming already and making a nice frame for the fountain. what I don't like is the fact that during working days it is a very busy place.

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

A fountain in the middle of traffic, a nice pic must be snatched fast in order to avoid more traffic

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Erongarícuaro, Michoacán, Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The fountain and the little park that surrounds it are an island of tranquility in the midst of the noise and busyness of the city. It is a lovely place to sit and watch people too.

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