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San Salvador, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

The National Palace of El Salvador

El Palacio Nacional de El Salvador

 
 
The National Palace of El Salvador Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 19, 2016
1. The National Palace of El Salvador Marker
The inscription is at the base of two statues outside the entrance to the National Palace. They are difficult to see directly because of a protective ironwork fence.
Inscription.
El primitivo Palacio Nacional fue destruido por un incendio la noche del 19 de noviembre de 1889

Este Palacio Nacional se principió el año de 1904 y se terminó el año de 1911 durante la administracion del General Don Fernando Figueroa

English translation:
The primitive National Palace was destroyed by a fire on the night of November 19, 1889.

This National Palace was begun in 1904 and was finished in 1911 during the administration of General Fernando Figueroa.

 
Location. 13° 41.86′ N, 89° 11.497′ W. Marker is in San Salvador, San Salvador. Marker is on Avenida Cuscatlán just from 4a Calle Poniente, on the left when traveling south. Click for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capitán General Gerardo Barrios (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of the Murdered Jesuit Priests (within shouting distance of this marker); Farmacia Principal (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Francisco Morazán (about 210 meters away); Central America's First Cry of Independence (about 240 meters away); General José Manuel Arce
The National Palace of El Salvador Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 19, 2016
2. The National Palace of El Salvador Marker
The markers are at the bases of the statues of Queen Isabel I and Christopher Columbus (gifts from Spain) on either side of the entrance to the National Palace.
(approx. 0.2 kilometers away); El Rosario Church (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Dr. José Matías Delgado (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in San Salvador.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Original National Palace of El Salvador image. Click for full size.
ca. 1870
3. The Original National Palace of El Salvador
The original National Palace was built between 1866 and 1870. The first floor was built of stone and the second floor of wood. As the marker mentions, it burned completely in November, 1889.
The Interior Courtyard of the National Palace of El Salvador image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 19, 2016
4. The Interior Courtyard of the National Palace of El Salvador
The marker in the foreground describes the inauguration of the "Museum of the Three Powers of the State" (Museo de los Tres Poderes del Estado), i.e. the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government in January, 2009 under President Saca. At the time of this photo the Museum did not appear to be operating. The National Palace itself has some historical exhibits throughout the building.
The "Red Room" (Salón Rojo) of the National Palace of El Salvador image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 19, 2016
5. The "Red Room" (Salón Rojo) of the National Palace of El Salvador
This room is still used for governmental ceremonies and official activities.
The "Blue Room" (Salón Azul) of the National Palace of El Salvador image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 19, 2016
6. The "Blue Room" (Salón Azul) of the National Palace of El Salvador
This room was the site of El Salvador's Congress during the early part of the 20th century.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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