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Tarascas Fountain

Address: Morelia, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Morelia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Fountains, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This fountain, featuring sculptures of three women holding fruit toward the sky, is a popular city...
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Type: Fountains, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This fountain, featuring sculptures of three women holding fruit toward the sky, is a popular city landmark.
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calistoga
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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California
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1,614 reviews 1,614 reviews
1,040 attraction reviews
527 helpful votes 527 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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BC
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121 reviews 121 reviews
32 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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
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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Minnesota
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476 reviews 476 reviews
308 attraction reviews
623 helpful votes 623 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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Calgary
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80 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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Albuquerque
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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