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ANTIGUA CIUDAD GUERRERO (GUERRERO VIEJO)

ANTIGUA CIUDAD GUERRERO (GUERRERO VIEJO)
Tamaulipas, Mexico
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BACKGROUND

Jose de Escandón, future governor of Nuevo Santander, founded Guerrero in 1750 on the Salado River near the Rio Grande. Religious, public, and residential structures, cobblestone streets, and markets provided distinctive flourishes to the expanding townscape as it developed over the following centuries. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In 2001, WMF contributed to the conservation of Antigua Ciudad Guerrero through the Robert W. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The unique stone details and architectural legacy of Antigua Ciudad Guerrero were in danger due to neglect and harsh weather. The surviving structures of the city are important to the history of urban planning as well as to the history of colonial development. The work of WMF and others will prevent the city from being forgotten.