Antigua Guatemala in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
The Founding of Santiago de Guatemala
A los 473 años de la instalación de Santiago de Guatemala en el Valley de Panchoy. Se llevó a cabo el remozamiento del Parque Central con la colaboración de Banco Industrial.
A tribute on the 473 years since the founding of Santiago de Guatemala in the Panchoy Valley. The Central Park of Antigua was remodeled with the collaboration of Banco Industrial.
Erected 2015 by Municipalidad de Antigua Guatemala y Banco Industrial.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 14° 33.399′ N, 90° 44.029′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala. Marker can be reached from 5a Calle Poniente just east of 5a Avenida Norte, on the left when traveling east. The marker is on the south side of Antigua's central park. 5a Calle Poniente is pedestrian-only along the central park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez 03001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Sculptor Quirio Cataño (a few steps from this marker); The Fountain of Antigua's Central Park (within shouting distance of this marker); California Avocado Society Thanks Guatemala (within shouting distance of this marker); Palace of the Captaincy General (within shouting distance of this marker); Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala (within shouting distance of this marker); Adrian Recinos Born in this House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); First Printing Press in Central America (about 90 meters away); Francisco Marroquín (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
Regarding The Founding of Santiago de Guatemala. While it is somewhat strange to commemorate the 473rd anniversary of an event, this marker was placed in 2015 and probably was related to the general elections held that year. Santiago de Guatemala, founded in 1542, eventually became today's Antigua Guatemala.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.