Main Square and Bicentennial Clock

Plaza de Armas and Reloj Bicentenario

The Plaza de Armas in Viesca has a tranquil look about it, with its tall palm trees and the splendid sky above it.

This is a lovely square filled with trees. Don’t forget to find the tree where Miguel Hidalgo stopped to rest for several hours on his way to Texas. Although it is dead now, you will recognize it by the plaque placed there by the authorities, as well as the house where he spent the night, located on Calle Independencia, number 9. 

Wander through the center of the town and take a moment to appreciate the modest kiosk with its copper-colored roof. On the north side you find the main structure: a robust tower made of three parts, erected to celebrate two hundred years of independence.

The upper segment is home to the Bicentennial Clocka clock with four faces that gives the monument its name. The finishing touch is an eagle, its wings spread, devouring a snake.  




Plaza de Armas, Centro, Viesca, Coahuila de Zaragoza, México

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