The Arch of St. John spans Calle 64 at Calle 69 to the south of the Historical Centre of Mérida. It, and two other arches, were constructed on the orders of the Commander-in-Chief, Juan José de la Bárcena in 1690. These were intended to function as gates furnishing access to the Spanish core of the city, but this never materialized. The arch of St. John is at the old exit on the highway southwest to Campeche (founded 1542 CE, with my photo uploads to follow in due time). This is the largest of the three arches. At the top, there is a niche with a small statue of St. John the Baptist.
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Sergiom (78457) 2014-05-02 5:18
J'aime beaucoup cette photo en provenance du Mexique. Une belle petite rue animée sous cette porte. De très jolies couleurs typiques des villages du Sud. Une belle gestion de la lumière forte du milieu de la journée.