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Aldea San Juan del Obispo in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

The Church of the First Bishop of Guatemala

 
 
The Church of the First Bishop of Guatemala Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 4, 2017
1. The Church of the First Bishop of Guatemala Marker
This marker and others like it were put up in Antigua and elsewhere to mark the 400th anniversary of the first Spanish city in Guatemala in 1524.
Inscription.  
Esta iglesia y este palacio
fueron construidos
por el Primer Obispo de Guatemala
Licenciado Francisco Marroquin
que fundo las
Primeras Escuelas
que hubo en el pais
Vino a Guatemala en 1530
Murio en 1563
Fue un modelo de mansedumbre
y amor al projimo

Marcador adicional:
La Biblioteca Nacional:
Homenaje al Obispo Lic.
Francisco Marroquin en el
IV centenario de su muerte.
1563 – 18 de abril – 1963.

English translation:
This church and palace were built by the First Bishop of Guatemala
Francisco Marroquin
who founded the country’s first schools
He came to Guatemala in 1530 and he died in 1563
He was a model of meekness and love of one’s neighbor

Additional marker:
The National Library:
Tribute to Bishop Francisco Marroquin on the
400th anniversary of his death.
1563 - April 18, 1963.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & Religion
The Church of the First Bishop of Guatemala Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 4, 2017
2. The Church of the First Bishop of Guatemala Marker
The marker is seen here on an interior wall of the courtyard of the church's museum.
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Colonial EraMan-Made Features. A significant historical date for this entry is April 18, 1963.
 
Location. 14° 31.413′ N, 90° 43.664′ W. Marker is in Aldea San Juan del Obispo, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala. The marker is in the village of San Juan del Obispo of Antigua Guatemala. The marker is in an interior courtyard of the buildings adjoining the Catholic Church of San Juan del Obispo. The area is managed as a small museum and a small entry fee is requested. The entrance to the museum is just after the second left after entering the village. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aldea San Juan del Obispo, Sacatepéquez 03001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. José Luis de León Diaz (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); San Pedro las Huertas Catholic Church (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Esquisuchil (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); The Hermitage of the Holy Calvary (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Walter Williams in Guatemala (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); The Esquisuchil Medicinal Tree (Bourreria huanita) (approx. 2.6 kilometers away); Catholic Church of Santa Ana (approx. 2.7 kilometers away); Home of Brother Pedro (approx. 3.1 kilometers away).
 
Regarding The Church of the First Bishop of Guatemala.
The Church of the First Bishop of Guatemala image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 4, 2017
3. The Church of the First Bishop of Guatemala
This fountain is at the center of the courtyard that includes the marker.
The marker was likely mounted here in 1924 as part of the 400th anniversary celebrations of the first founding of Santiago de los Caballeros in Guatemala, near present-day Tecpán in 1524 (IV Centenario de la Antigua Guatemala).
 
Entrance to the San Juan del Obispo Catholic Church Museum image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 4, 2017
4. Entrance to the San Juan del Obispo Catholic Church Museum
Tours are given of the church and property for a small fee.
The San Juan del Obispo Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 4, 2017
5. The San Juan del Obispo Catholic Church
This view is of the facade and main entrance to the church.
Bust of Bishop Francisco Marroquín image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 21, 2015
6. Bust of Bishop Francisco Marroquín
This bust by Galeotti Torres was at an exposition at the Cerro Santo Domingo in Antigua Guatemala in December, 2014.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 23, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6. submitted on August 18, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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