Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Antigua Guatemala in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

The Founding of Santiago de Guatemala

 
 
The Founding of Santiago de Guatemala Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 4, 2019
1. The Founding of Santiago de Guatemala Marker
Inscription.  

A los 473 años de la instalación de Santiago de Guatemala en el Valley de Panchoy. Se llevó a cabo el remozamiento del Parque Central con la colaboración de Banco Industrial.

English translation:
A tribute on the 473 years since the founding of Santiago de Guatemala in the Panchoy Valley. The Central Park of Antigua was remodeled with the collaboration of Banco Industrial.
 
Erected 2015 by Municipalidad de Antigua Guatemala y Banco Industrial.
 
Location. 14° 33.399′ N, 90° 44.029′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala. Marker can be reached from 5a Calle Poniente just east of 5a Avenida Norte, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is on the south side of Antigua's central park. 5a Calle Poniente is pedestrian-only along the central park. Marker is in this post office area: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez 03001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sculptor Quirio Cataño (a few steps from this marker); The Fountain of Antigua's Central Park
The Founding of Santiago de Guatemala Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 4, 2019
2. The Founding of Santiago de Guatemala Marker
The marker is to the left of the flagpole seen in this view towards the north. The central park's fountain can be seen in the distance.
(within shouting distance of this marker); California Avocado Society Thanks Guatemala (within shouting distance of this marker); Palace of the Captaincy General (within shouting distance of this marker); Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala (within shouting distance of this marker); Adrian Recinos Born in this House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); First Printing Press in Central America (about 90 meters away); Francisco Marroquín (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
 
Regarding The Founding of Santiago de Guatemala. While it is somewhat strange to commemorate the 473rd anniversary of an event, this marker was placed in 2015 and probably was related to the general elections held that year. Santiago de Guatemala, founded in 1542, eventually became today's Antigua Guatemala.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 

More. Search the internet for The Founding of Santiago de Guatemala.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
Paid Advertisement