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Veracruz

Veracruz means in Spanish the “True Cross”.

 

Surrounding States: 

N – Tamaulipas and Gulf of Mexico

E – Gulf of Mexico and Tabasco

S – Chiapas and Oaxaca

W – OaxacaPuebla, Hidalgo and San Luis Potosi 

 

Created:  December 22, 1823                     Veracruz - Wikipedia

State Capital: 

Xalapa     1823 – present

 

Highest Point :  18,406 feet  (  5610 metres ) –  Pico de Orizaba

Lowest Point:  Sea level –  Caribbean Sea ( Gulf of Mexico )

 

Government Palace (Palacio de Gobierno) – Xalapa

 

Location:  SW – Avenida Juan de la Luz Enriquez / Calle Sebastian Camacho

Built:  1854 – 1855

Style:  Spanish Colonial

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unkown

 

Description:  The building faces north onto Avenida Juan de la Luz Enriquez.and is located on the east side of Parque Juarez in the centre of Xalapa. The building was constructed on the site of the viceregal casas consistoriales. The exterior is pink coloured stone and the façade contains the shields of the cities of Veracruz, Xalapa, Cordoba and Orizaba. Along the ground level of the north front is an arched walkway. Above the roof line in the centre is a parapet with bell. The building has a mural by Jose Chavez Moreno depicting the history of justice. 

 

Legislative Palace (Palacio Legislativo) – Xalapa

 

 

Location:  Avenida Lazaro Cardenas /  Boulevard Encanto

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is located in the northeast part of the Xalapa. The modern grey coloured concrete building sits on a sloping hill surrounded by landscaped grounds. At the north is the main entrance with an open courtyard. Further south and on the east side is the round structure housing the Legislative Chamber. The building houses the State Congress ( Honorable Congreso del Estado de Veracruz ).

 

Justice Palace (Palacio de Justicia) – Xalapa

 

 

Location:  Avenida Lazaro Cardenas 373

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is located is located in the northeast part of the Xalapa. On the northeast side is Avenida Ferrocaril Interoceanico. The modern concrete and glass building sits on the side of slopping hill surrounded by landscaped grounds. The main entrance is on the west side. The building houses the Tribunal Superior de Justicia.

 

 

Government Palace – Xalapa 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislative Palace – Xalapa 

 

 

 

 

Justice Palace – Xalapa 

Photos taken 2004