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Guadalajara in Municipality of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico — The Pacific Coast (and Central Highlands)
 

The Naming of the City of Guadalajara

 
 
The Naming of the City of Guadalajara Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2018
1. The Naming of the City of Guadalajara Marker
Inscription.  
Don Carlos V por la gracia de Dios Rey de Castilla, de Leon, de Aragon...
...por la presente hacemos merced y mandamos que ahora y de aqui en adelante, la dicha ciudad de Guadalajara, haya y tenga por sus armas conocidas, un escudo y dentro de el dos leones de su color puestos en salto arrimadas las manos a un pino de oro realzado de verde....

Por la presente nuestra merced y mandamos que ahora y de aqui en adelante la dicha villa se llame e intitule Ciudad de Guadalajara. Que goce de las preeminencias, prerrogativas e inmunidades que puede y debe gozar por ser ciudad...
Dada en la Villa de Madrid a ocho dias del mes de noviembre de mil quinientos y treinta y nueve años.
Carlos V

English translation:
Charles V, by the grace of God King of Castile, Leon, and Aragon ...
... we hereby ask your mercy to send the news that now and from now on, the city of Guadalajara, has had and will have as their well-known seal, a shield with two lions of their proper color leaning onto a golden pine tree enhanced with green ...

Receive our mercy and we send the news that now and from here
The Naming of the City of Guadalajara Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2018
2. The Naming of the City of Guadalajara Marker
on the said town will be called and so titled as the City of Guadalajara. That it enjoy the preeminences, prerogatives and immunities that it can and must enjoy as a city ...
Given in the Villa de Madrid this eighth day of the month of November of the year one thousand five hundred and thirty-nine.
Charles V


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 20° 40.6′ N, 103° 20.51′ W. Marker is in Guadalajara, Jalisco, in Municipality of Guadalajara. Marker is at the intersection of Paseo Jugueteros and Paseo Hospicio, on the left when traveling north on Paseo Jugueteros. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guadalajara, Jalisco 44100, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Mexican Tourists Killed in Egypt (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Beatriz Hernández (about 210 meters away); Temple of Saint Mary of Grace (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Church of San Miguel (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The First City Councils of Guadalajara (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Plaza of Saint Augustine (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Temple of Saint Augustine (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); House of Pedro Gómez Maraver (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guadalajara.
 
Sculpture of the Seal of Guadalajara image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 7, 2018
3. Sculpture of the Seal of Guadalajara
Just north of the large marker is this sculpture of the seal of Guadalajara, as described in the marker text from the original document on its naming in 1539.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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