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Tarascas Fountain

Morelia, Mexico
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Ranked #4 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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534 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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31 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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Top Contributor
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20 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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25 helpful votes 25 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
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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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