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San José, Costa Rica — Central America
 

Monument to the National Flag of Costa Rica

 
 
Monument to the National Flag of Costa Rica Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
1. Monument to the National Flag of Costa Rica Marker
Inscription.  
Monumento a la Bandera Nacional
El 12 de noviembre de 1848
Siendo Presidente de la Republica
Don Jose Maria Castro Madriz
y confeccionado por Doña
Pacifica Fernandez de Castro
en este lugar se izo nuestro
pabellón nacional por vez primera
1848 – 12 noviembre de 1960

English translation:
Monument to the National Flag of Costa Rica
On November 12, 1848
Under the President of the Republic José María Castro Madriz
and made by Pacífica Fernández de Castro,
in this place our national banner was raised for the first time.
1848 – November 12 - 1960

 
Erected 1960 by Municipalidad de San José y el Comité Cívico Nacional.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is November 12, 1848.
 
Location. 9° 55.988′ N, 84° 4.775′ W. Marker is in San José. Marker is on Avenida 2 just east of Calle 2, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San José 10104, Costa Rica. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. The Declaration of Central American Independence (a few steps from this marker); The 150th Anniversary of the First Catholic Diocese in Costa Rica (within shouting distance of this marker); The University of Santo Tomás (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Juan Mora Fernández (about 210 meters away); Juan Rafael Mora Porras (about 210 meters away); Braulio Carrillo Colina (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The 140th Anniversary of the San Juan de Dios Hospital (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Juan Vazquez de Coronado (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San José.
 
Monument to the National Flag of Costa Rica Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
2. Monument to the National Flag of Costa Rica Marker
The marker is at the base of the flagpole, partially blocked in this view by a person wearing a backpack.
Monument to the National Flag of Costa Rica Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
3. Monument to the National Flag of Costa Rica Marker
The flagpole and flag of Costa Rica can be seen here, with the marker on the opposite side of its base. In the distance is the Teatro Popular Melico Salazar.
Monument to the National Flag of Costa Rica Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
4. Monument to the National Flag of Costa Rica Markers
Originally the monument included three markers, however only the featured marker and a marker noting the erecting organizations is still present as of the time of this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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