Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico — The Pacific Coast (and Central Highlands)
La iracunda Doña Beatriz Hernandez, se hizo el ultimo y definitivo asiento de esta Guadalajara. Doña Beatriz toda resuelta y atrevida grito: “Señores, el Rey es mi gallo y soy de parecer que nos pasemos a Valle de Atemaxac.” Era Doña Beatriz mujer intrépida y desenvuelta esposa de Juan Sanchez de Olea. Mucho se distinguio por su arrojo y acometividad y fue después prominente vecina de esta ciudad.
The tenacious Beatriz Hernández decided the last and final settlement of Guadalajara here. Beatriz, resolute and daring, shouted: "Gentlemen, the King is my boss and I am of the opinion that we should move to the Valley of Atemaxac." Beatriz was an intrepid woman and the outspoken wife of Juan Sánchez de Olea. She was distinguished by her boldness and aggressiveness and was later a prominent citizen of this city.
Erected 1987 by Ayuntamiento de Guadalajara 1986-1988.
Topics. This historical marker is listed Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • Women.
Location. 20° 40.607′ N, 103° 20.635′ W. Marker is in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Marker is on Paseo Collado just south of Avenida Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, on the right when traveling south. The marker and statue are in a pedestrian area just east of the Degollado Theater. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guadalajara JAL 44100, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First City Councils of Guadalajara (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple of Saint Mary of Grace (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Mexican Tourists Killed in Egypt (about 90 meters away); The Plaza of Saint Augustine (about 90 meters away); The Church of San Miguel (about 90 meters away); Temple of Saint Augustine (about 90 meters away); The Degollado Theater (about 90 meters away); House of Pedro Gómez Maraver (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guadalajara.
Regarding Beatriz Hernández. The famous statement by Beatriz Hernández that led to the settlement of Guadalajara was made in 1542. The original settlement was made of some 63 Spanish families. Although the soil was poor, water was scarce and communication with the rest of New Spain difficult, this site was chosen primarily because its location on a wide, flat plain made its defense easier.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 366 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 1, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.