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First Cathedral in Guatemala City

 
 
First Cathedral in Guatemala City Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
1. First Cathedral in Guatemala City Marker
Inscription.
Esta fue la
primera catedral de Guatemala
en el
Valle de la Virgen
Homenaje
de los
Senadores de la J.C.I. de Guatemala
1972

English translation:
This was the first cathedral
in the Valley of the Virgin in Guatemala
Tribute from the J.C.I. Senators
1972

 
Erected 1972 by Junior Chamber International.
 
Location. 14° 38.439′ N, 90° 30.569′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Marker is at the intersection of 8a Calle and 10a Avenida, on the right when traveling west on 8a Calle. Click for map. The marker is to the left of the entrance to the Rectoría Santa Rosa.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Murder of Abner Abdiel Hernandez Orellana (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala City (about 210 meters away); Doctor Adolfo Mijangos López (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Students Massacred on April 12, 1962 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Julio and Enrique de la Riva (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); National Day of Dignity for the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict
First Cathedral in Guatemala City Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
2. First Cathedral in Guatemala City Marker
The marker is to the left of the main entrance to the church, although very similar to the wall color and hard to see.
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Assassination of Oliverio Castañeda de Leon (approx. half a kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding First Cathedral in Guatemala City. Guatemala City became the capital of Guatemala in 1776 after a series of earthquakes led authorities to move from Santiago de los Caballeros (today La Antigua Guatemala). This church was completed in 1786 and was near to the central park, so it was used as the Catholic cathedral from 1787 until 1815. At that time construction was completed on the current cathedral on the central plaza.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on September 13, 2016.
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