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Plaza de Armas in Guadalajara (Mexico)

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Country: Mexico (see more Square in Mexico)
City: Guadalajara (see more Square in Guadalajara)
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Plaza Mayor is known to the main square of some localities in Castilian and Latin American urbanism. In many cases, particularly in America, are called Plaza de Armas. The parade grounds are within the strong castles of the nobles who had a coat of arms, which were his weapons. The name "Plaza Mayor" explicitly provided for in an Ordinance of the Catholic Monarchs in 1480 and that should take the place of a population with enough open space to enter the market and to be installed in the town hall of ayuntamiento.1 applied Castilian town planning during the conquest of America to the founding of cities in new plant, was used, in addition to "Plaza Mayor" to "Square" due to the prevention of use as the main meeting point in case an attack, so that in addition to the main public buildings (town hall and cathedral) or fittings housed weapons arsenals (see Ordinances of Philip II of 1576). The official name of many places with these names, like the rest of the urban toponymy, has undergone changes of a political nature. For example, in Spain has been running its replacement by Plaza Real and Plaza of the Constitution changed alternately according to the government during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. As urban concept of open space that allows for contact and communication between citizens and a lot of urban functions born from the streets of slums or market places at the gates of the walls, but outside the walled city (medina in Arabic urban planning), while others own places of the Mediterranean with which it shares the mild climate, as the Roman Forum or the Greek agora, were in the same center.
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