Guatemala City in Guatemala Department,
Our Lady of Carmen Catholic Church
Esta fue la primera iglesia construida en el Valle de la Ermita, hoy Ciudad de Guatemala, dos veces centenaria
Municipalidad de Guatemala
2 de enero de 1976
This was the first church constructed in the Valle of the Hermit, today the City of Guatemala, now celebrating its 200th anniversary.
Municipality of Guatemala
January 2, 1976
Erected 1976 by Municipalidad de Guatemala.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is January 2, 1976.
Location. 14° 38.81′ N, 90° 30.327′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala (Guatemala Department). Marker can be reached from 12 Avenida just east of Diagonal 4. The marker is in Zone 1 of Guatemala City. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Juan Corz (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mexican Fountain at El Cerrito del CarmenAlberto Velázquez (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); First Cathedral in Guatemala City (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); First Council of the City of Guatemala (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Yurrita House (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Conrado de la Cruz and Herlindo Cifuentes Castillo (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding Our Lady of Carmen Catholic Church. Our Lady of Carmen (Nuestra Señora del Carmen) is a Catholic hermitage and a cultural site located at the top of the "Hill of Carmen" (el Cerrito del Carmen), in the historic center of Guatemala City, whose construction dates back to the seventeenth century, at least one hundred years before the foundation of the city. It is consecrated to the Virgin of Carmen and has been declared a cultural heritage site of the nation and a Marian sanctuary. The history of the Cerrito del Carmen is closely linked to that of the founding of the Guatemalan capital. It has been reconstructed
The marker text is potentially confusing, as it was intended to mark the 200th anniversary of the official founding of Guatemala City in 1776 and also note that this is the oldest church in the city. The church was built around 1620, so it would have been around 350 years old in 1976. Very soon, however, the Church of Our Lady of Carmen in Guatemala City will be celebrating its 400th anniversary!
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 29, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. 3. submitted on April 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. 4. submitted on January 29, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.