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San Miguel de Allende and the Heartland Sights

Biblioteca Pública Gertrudis Bocanegra

  • Library/Archive

Updated 01/23/2015

Fodor's Review

The architect and well-known painter and muralist Juan O'Gorman created a vast and wonderful mural depicting the history of the region and of the Purépecha people in the back of this library in 1942. At the bottom right is Gertrudis Bocanegra, a local heroine who was shot in 1814 for refusing to divulge the revolutionaries' secrets to the Spaniards. The Biblioteca is on lively Plaza Chica.

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North side of Plaza Bocanegra, Pátzcuaro, 61600, Mexico



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  • Daily 9–6:30

Updated 01/23/2015


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