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Guatemala City in Guatemala Department,

Municipal Headquarters of Guatemala City

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1. Municipal Headquarters of Guatemala City Marker
Palacio Municipal
Tipo: Arquitectura Civil
Construcción: Siglo XX
Estilo: Moderno

El Palacio Municipal fue diseñado por los arquitectos Roberto Aycinena y Pelayo Llerena. De los cuatro edificios del movimiento moderno localizados en el Centro Cívico, este fue el primero en ser edificado.

Cuenta con tres murales: dos externos y uno en el interior. El mural de la fachada oriente es obra de Dagoberto Vásquez y se titula "Canto a Guatemala"; en la fachada poniente se ubica el de Guillermo Grajeda Mena titulado "La Conquista". En el lobby y el mezzanine se encuentra la obra de Carlos Mérida llamada "Canto a las Razas", este mural ocupa 380 metros cuadrados de mosaico veneciano, siendo el de mayores dimensiones.

English translation:
Municipal Headquarters
Type: Civil Architecture
Construction: 20th Century
Style: Modernist

The Municipal Headquarters (or Municipal Palace) was designed by the architects Roberto Aycinena and Pelayo Llerena. Of the four buildings of the Modernist movement located in the Civic Center, this was the first to be built.
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It has three murals: two external and one inside. The mural on the eastern facade is the work of Dagoberto Vásquez and is entitled "Canto a Guatemala" [Song to Guatemala]. On the west façade is Guillermo Grajeda Mena's mural entitled "La Conquista" [The Conquest]. In the lobby and mezzanine is the work of Carlos Mérida: "Canto a las Razas" [Song to the Races]. This mural occupies 380 square meters of Venetian mosaic, being the largest of the three murals.
Erected by Municipalidad de Guatemala.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicMan-Made Features.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 14° 37.63′ N, 90° 30.946′ W. Marker was in Guatemala City, Guatemala (Guatemala Department). Marker was on 6a Avenida just south of Calle del Castillo, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. The Guatemalan Peace Accords (within shouting distance of this marker); Mario Méndez Montenegro (within shouting distance of this marker); 50th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct
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Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
2. Municipal Headquarters of Guatemala City Marker
The marker frame can be seen to the far right, just to the right of a person wearing a white shirt. The Municipal Headquarters can be seen in the background.
line); Mobile Military Police (about 120 meters away); Juan José Arévalo Bermejo (about 150 meters away); The Guatemalan Military Museum (about 150 meters away); Mural of the Guatemalan Nationality (about 150 meters away); Crédito Hipotecario Nacional (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
More about this marker. The marker is missing. The Spanish text is from Guatemala City's Municipal Government markers page at As that information is only in Spanish, the English text is this contributor's translation.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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Jun. 4, 2023