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Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala — Central America (Central Highlands)
 

Isabella I of Castile

 
 
Isabella I of Castile Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 29, 2017
1. Isabella I of Castile Marker
Inscription.  
Homenaje
de la Municipalidad
de la Embajada de España
del Consejo Nacional para la Proteccion de la Antigua Guatemala
a
Isabel la Catolica
V Centenario del Descubrimiento de America
Encuentra de Dos Mundos
12 de Octubre de 1986 (1992)

English translation:
Tribute from:
The Municipality
The Spanish Embassy
and the National Council for the Protection of Antigua Guatemala, to:
Isabella I of Castile
on the 500th anniversary of the Discovery of America,
the meeting of two worlds.
October 12, 1986 (1992)

 
Erected 1986 by la Municipalidad de Antigua Guatemala, la Embajada de España, y el Consejo Nacional para la Proteccion de la Antigua Guatemala.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is October 12, 1986.
 
Location. 14° 33.855′ N, 90° 44.124′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez. Marker is on Calle Ancha de los Herreros
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just west of 6a Avenida, on the right when traveling west. The marker and monument is in a small park named for Isabel la Católica, directly in front of the IGSS Hospital. Touch for map. 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. The Men's Teaching Institute of Antigua (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sebastián de Arévalo (about 150 meters away); The Dramatic Academy of Antigua (about 150 meters away); Anne Frank Children's Human Rights Memorial (about 180 meters away); Mariano Navarrete (about 210 meters away); a different marker also named Mariano Navarrete (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Friar Bartolomé de las Casas (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Workers Night School of Antigua Guatemala (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
 
Regarding Isabella I of Castile. The dedication date of the marker is rather odd, seen from today's viewpoint. It was dedicated on October 12, 1986 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus' first landing on what would become the Americas. The marker was dedicated six years too early, which is why "1992" was placed after the actual year of its dedication in 1986 in the marker text. This and other similar monuments that were the gift of Spain are now seen to be in poor taste as they completely ignore the
Isabella I of Castile Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 29, 2017
2. Isabella I of Castile Marker
A man pauses to review the marker and monument.
genocide, robbery, plagues and cultural destruction that were the legacy of the Spanish invasion of the Americas.
 
Isabella I of Castile Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 29, 2017
3. Isabella I of Castile Marker
The reverse of the monument has two small engravings, one that reads "A Isabel la Catolica en el Dia de la Hispanidad" (To Isabella the Catholic on the Day of Hispanicity) and another that reads "Dr. C. F. Contreras, Alcalde, 1975" (Dr. C. F. Contreras, Mayor, 1975). Note Agua Volcano in the distance to the south of the monument.
Isabella I of Castile monument bust detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 29, 2017
4. Isabella I of Castile monument bust detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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