San José, Costa Rica
Juan Vazquez de Coronado
Fundador de Cartago
Adelantado de Costa Rica
Juan Vázquez de Coronado
Founder of the city of Cartago
Spanish conqueror of Costa Rica
Location. 9° 56.145′ N, 84° 4.433′ W. Marker is in San José, San José. Marker can be reached from 9 Calle just from 3 Avenida. Click for map. The marker and statue are on the southwest corner of Parque España (Spanish Park) in downtown San José.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher Columbus in Costa Rica (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrés Bello (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The National Monument of Costa Rica (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
Regarding Juan Vazquez de Coronado. Vázquez y Coronado (Salamanca, 1523 – 1565) was a Spanish conquistador, remembered mostly for his role in the Spanish conquest of Costa Rica. He earned a reputation for fairness and effective administration. He was a nephew of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado y Luján, who explored the southwestern United States between 1540 and 1542.
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