Hidalgo market, Guanajuato….Mercado Hidalgo, Gto.

IMG_2271This market was built at the start of the twentieth century and inaugurated in 1910 by President Porfirio Diaz. Its façade is of pink cantera stone. Inside, one can buy regional candies and crafts.
The main market in the city. It was initially planned, so it is said, as a train station. Its architects were Ernesto Brunel and Antonio Rivas Mercado, and the site was the old Gavira bullfighting ring. Construction began in 1905 and was completed on September 16, 1910. The market was inaugurated by President Porfirio Díaz as part of the centennial independence celebrations.
The building measures 70 meters long by 35 deep, in the form of a letter T seen from above, and it has three entrances. Most of the structure is built of iron. On top of its enormous domed roof is a four-faced clock built by José López, and atop the crowning cupola is a weathervane with a lightning rod. Thirty-four large windows adorn the high walls.
The left door of the Mercado leads out to the Gavira market, a traditional Mexican eatery. The opposite door takes one to the Gavira plaza, which is an open-air market.

Principal mercado de la ciudad. Fue proyectado, se dice que inicialmente como estación del ferrocarril, por los arquitectos Ernesto Brunel y Antonio Rivas Mercado en el predio que ocupó la antigua plaza de toros de Gavira. La construcción se prolongó de 1905 al 16 de septiembre de 1910. Lo inauguró el Presidente Porfirio Díaz como parte de las fiestas del centenario de la independencia.
El edificio mide 70 metros de longitud por 35 de fondo y cuenta con tres accesos. La mayor parte del inmueble es de hierro y su planta tiene forma de letra T. Sobre la enorme bóveda está la torre de un reloj de cuatro carátulas fabricado por José López, y en su cúpula una veleta con un pararrayos. Dispone de treinta y cuatro amplias ventanas.
La puerta izquierda de este Mercado conduce al mercado de Gavira, en el cual se expende comida mexicana. La puerta contraria lleva a la plaza de Gavira, que funciona como mercado abierto.
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