SQUARE OF SAN FRANCISCO
Catercorner from the old Franciscan convent is this plaza, one of the most beautiful of Pátzcuaro. In the center is a fountain surrounded by a ornate curbstone. On one side, facing the wall of the convent of San Francisco, is portal known as Salazar, notable for its arches of different colored stones and its quarry stone tiles.
SQUARE DEL SANTUARIO
This is located to one side of the above-mentioned temple. At one time it was famous and much appreciated for its loveliness and the beautiful maintenance of its gardens and central fountain, however now it is sadly hidden and occupied by market stalls. But it still exists and we hope that someday it will recover its openness and beauty.
SQUARE OF SAN AGUSTÍN
(PLAZA GERTRUDIS BOCANEGRA)
After the plaza of Vasco de Quiroga, this plaza is second in importance and a little smaller. Its present name was granted in honor of the rebellious heroine who was assassinated in the main plaza. A great bronze statue in her likeness is situated in its center. For those who enjoy snacks, around the plaza are stands selling a variety of local dishes. It is possible to find in the streets of Pátzcuaro a good number of fountains and small squares that remind us of distant times full of history. Each corner hides a legend.
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