Las Tarascas Fountain

Morelia

Monuments

This is Morelia’s most famous fountain: a sculpture made in bronze of three Purepecha women with their torsos uncovered, carrying a fruit basket. It is said that these women represent three indigenous princesses: Atzimba, Eréndira and Tzetzangari.

In 1931, by order of the municipal president of Morelia, the first Las Tarascas Fountain was built under the direction of the plastic artist Antonio Silva Diaz and the sculptor Benigno Lara. The sculpture was made with cement and rods, and decorated with different colors. In 1984 the current Las Tarascas Fountain was built under the direction of the sculptor Jose Luis Padilla Retana.

Getting there

Av. Francisco I. Madero Ote. s/n, Col. Centro. 58000 Morelia, Morelia

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