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Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala

 
 
Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 30, 2015
1. Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala Marker
Inscription.
La construcción de esta catedral se inició el 29 de octubre de 1669 y se inauguró el 5 de noviembre de 1680. Destruida por los terremotos de 29 de julio de 1773 y 4 de febrero de 1976, la restauración de su fachada fue posible por haberla financiado el industrial guatemalteco Humberto Suarez Valdés. La ciudad de Antigua Guatemala, sus autoridades edilicias y el Consejo Nacional para la Protección de la Antigua Guatemala, le dejan testimonio por medio de esta placa, de su gratitud por tan oportuno y valioso donativo.
1986-1987

English translation:
The construction of this cathedral began on October 29, 1669 and the cathedral was inaugurated on November 5, 1680. It was destroyed by the earthquakes of July 29, 1773 and February 4, 1976. The restoration of its façade was made possible through the financing of the Guatemalan industrialist Humberto Suarez Valdés. The city of Antigua Guatemala, its authorities and the National Council for the Protection of Antigua Guatemala leave this marker as a testimony to their gratefulness for this opportune and valuable donation.
1986-1987

 
Erected 1987.
 
Location. 14° 33.409′ N, 90° 43.987′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez
Wide view of the Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 30, 2015
2. Wide view of the Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala Marker
The marker is at the extreme left of the Cathedral of Antigua.
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Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francisco Marroquín (a few steps from this marker); California Avocado Society Thanks Guatemala (within shouting distance of this marker); Pedro Cortés y Larraz (within shouting distance of this marker); Antigua Guatemala UNESCO World Heritage Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Palace of the Captaincy General (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fountain of Antigua's Central Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The University of San Carlos (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sculptor Quirio Cataño (about 90 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
 
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The Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 10, 2016
3. The Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala
This view is from the second floor balcony of the Municipality of Antigua Guatemala.
 
 
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