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Juan Vazquez de Coronado

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 11, 2015
1. Juan Vazquez de Coronado Marker
Inscription.
Juan Vazquez de Coronado
1523-1565
Fundador de Cartago
Gobernador y
Adelantado de Costa Rica

English translation:
Juan Vázquez de Coronado
1523-1565
Founder of the city of Cartago
Governor and
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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Juan Vazquez de Coronado Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 11, 2015
2. Juan Vazquez de Coronado Marker
a decree given at Aranjuez by King Philip II of Spain on April 8, 1565, Juan Vásquez de Coronado was appointed as the first royal governor and first Adelantado (a hereditary title) for the province of Costa Rica, but his ship disappeared in a storm off the coast of southern Spain while on the return journey. He was married to Isabel, a daughter of Pedro Arias Dávila, the principal conqueror of Panamá.
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 
Juan Vazquez de Coronado Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 11, 2015
3. Juan Vazquez de Coronado Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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