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Campeche

Campeche comes from the Mayan word “Ah-Kim-Pech”, which means “Lord Sun Sheep-Tick”, but since its pronunciation was difficult for the Spanish, they called it “Kna Pech”, which means “Place of snakes and ticks”.

 

Surrounding States: 

N – Gulf of Mexico and Yucatan

E – Yucatan and Quintana Roo

S – Guatemala and Tabasco

W – Tabasco and Gulf of Mexico

 

Created:  April 29, 1863                                     State of Campeche within Mexico

State Capital: 

San Francisco de Campeche   1863 – present

 

Highest Point :  1280 feet  (  390 metres ) – Cerro Champerico

Lowest Point:  0 feet ( sea level ) – Gulf of Mexico

                          

Government Palace (Palacio de Gobierno) – Campeche

 

Location:  Calle 8 / Parque Principal

Built:  1963 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Joaquin Alvarez Ordonez

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a six story concrete and glass structure. The rectangular shaped building is located along the southwest side of Plaza de le Republica and Calle 61 in the centre of Campeche. On the west side is Parque de Moch Couch containing an old fort and the Gulf of Mexico. The east and west sides have white coloured grill work on the third to sixth stories. On the southeast side is a projecting two story centre section with a large mural.  The roof line is flat. The building is connected to the Legislative Palace on the southwest side.. Replacing the former original Government Palace (Palacio de Gobierno), the modern building is referred to as the “jukebox”. 

 

Legislative Palace (Palacio Legislativo) – Campeche

 

 

Location:  NW – Calle 8 / Calle 63

Built:  1963 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Joaquin Alvarez Ordonez

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story structure. The building is located in the centre of Campeche in the Colonia Centro with a connection to the the Government Palace on the northeast side. On the west side is Parque de Moch Couch and the Gulf of Mexico. The low building faces south onto a small park. The shape resembles two truncated pyramids connected at the base. The modern building is referred to as the “flying saucer”. The Legislative Palace (Palacio Legislativo)  houses the State Congress (Honorable Congreso del Estado de Campeche).

 

Justice Palace (Palacio de Justicia) – Campeche

 

 

Location:  Avenida Patrico Trueba de Regil / Avenida Casa de Justica

Built:  1963 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Joaquin Alvarez Ordonez

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds with a large patio to the south of the centre of Compeche. The building is a pink and white colour. Stone is used in the south section along Avenida Casa de Justica. The two story center section extends west with arched two story porch. The north and south wings have arches. The roof line is flat. The Justice Palace ( Palicio de Justicia houses the Tribunal Superior de Justicia.

 

 

Government Palace – Campeche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislative Palace – Campeche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justice Palace – Campeche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2006