Antigua Guatemala in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Sculptor Quirio Cataño
En esta ilustre ciudad vivio el maestro de la colonia
1595 "Quirio Cataño" 1995
Escultor del milagroso Cristo Negro de Esquipulas. Para eterna memoria rinden tributo: El Comite del IV Centenario con sede en Esquipulas y la revista: Nuestra Cuaresma
La Antigua Guatemala 12 de Marzo de 1995
In this illustrious city lived the master of the colony 1595 "Quirio Cataño" 1995
Sculptor of the miraculous Black Christ of Esquipulas. To his eternal memory in tribute from: The 400th Anniversary Committee based in Esquipulas and the magazine: Nuestra Cuaresma (Our Lent)
La Antigua Guatemala March 12 1995
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Colonial Era. A significant historical date for this entry is March 12, 1995.
Location. 14° 33.391′ N, 90° 44.036′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala. Marker is on 5a Avenida Norte just north of 5ta Avenida Norte 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 are within walking distance of this marker. The Founding of Santiago de Guatemala (a few steps from this marker); The Fountain of Antigua's Central Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Palace of the Captaincy General (within shouting distance of this marker); California Avocado Society Thanks Guatemala (within shouting distance of this marker); Adrian Recinos Born in this House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); First Printing Press in Central America (about 120 meters away); Francisco Marroquín (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
Regarding Sculptor Quirio Cataño. Quirio Cataño was a Portuguese sculptor that lived and worked in Guatemala during the late 1500s. His one documented work, the Black Christ of Esquipulas, is widely revered in Central America. The shrine at Esquipulas is a major pilgrimage center for Catholics in the region.
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