Fuente Las Tarascas


The centerpiece of Plaza Villalongín, this iconic fountain erupts from a fruit tray held by three beautiful, topless Tarascan (now called Purépecha) women. The original vanished mysteriously in 1940 and this reproduction was installed in the 1960s.

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