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Antigua Guatemala in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

Notable Burials at the Cathedral of Santiago de Guatemala

 
 
Notable Burials at the Cathedral of Santiago de Guatemala Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 4, 2019
1. Notable Burials at the Cathedral of Santiago de Guatemala Marker
Inscription.  

En este sitio se dio sepultura a ilustres personajes vinculados con la conquista y fundación de Guatemala entre ellos
El Primero Obispo Lic. Franco Marroquin
El Adelantado Dn Pedro de Alvarado y Contreras y su esposa Dña Beatriz de la Cueva
Cap. Dn Pedro de Portocarrero
Lico. Dn. Francisco de La Cueva
Historiador Bernal Diaz del Castillo
y Doña Luisa de Xicotencatl

Junta Dptal Turismo
Sacatepeques MCMIX

English translation:
In this place, illustrious characters linked to the conquest and founding of Guatemala were buried, among them: The First Bishop Francisco Marroquín, the Adelantado Pedro de Alvarado y Contreras and his wife Beatriz de la Cueva, Captain Pedro de Portocarrero, Francisco de La Cueva, Historian Bernal Díaz del Castillo and Luisa de Xicotencatl

Departmental Tourism Board of Sacatepéquez, 1909
 
Erected 1909 by Junta Departamental de Turismo de Sacatepéquez.
 
Location.
Notable Burials at the Cathedral of Santiago de Guatemala Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 4, 2019
2. Notable Burials at the Cathedral of Santiago de Guatemala Marker
14° 33.401′ N, 90° 43.95′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala. Marker can be reached from 5a Calle Oriente just west of 3a Avenida Norte, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is near the previous altar of the Cathedral of Santiago de Guatemala, to the right after the entrance into the ruins from the south on 5a Calle Oriente. Marker is in this post office area: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez 03001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cathedral of Santiago de Guatemala (within shouting distance of this marker); Pedro Cortés y Larraz (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Luis Cardoza y Aragón (within shouting distance of this marker); The University of San Carlos (within shouting distance of this marker); First Rector and Graduate of the University of San Carlos (within shouting distance of this marker); Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala (within shouting distance of this marker); Francisco Marroquín (within shouting distance of this marker); California Avocado Society Thanks Guatemala (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
Entrance to the ruins of the Cathedral of Santiago de Guatemala image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 4, 2019
3. Entrance to the ruins of the Cathedral of Santiago de Guatemala
Notable Burials at the Cathedral of Santiago de Guatemala Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 4, 2019
4. Notable Burials at the Cathedral of Santiago de Guatemala Marker
A family poses for a photo to the left of the marker at the previous location of the cathedral's altar.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 21, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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