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San Salvador, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

Dr. José Matías Delgado

 
 
Dr. José Matías Delgado Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 31, 2015
1. Dr. José Matías Delgado Marker
Inscription.  
Al Presbítero
Dr. José Matías Delgado
Prócer de la Independencia
de Centro América
5 de noviembre de 1911.
Homenaje de la Colonia Alemana

English translation:
To Presbyter
Dr. José Matías Delgado
Supporter of the Independence
of Central America
November 5, 1911.
Tribute from the German Community of San Salvador

 
Erected 1911.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & Patriotism. A significant historical date for this entry is November 5, 1911.
 
Location. 13° 41.984′ N, 89° 11.311′ W. Marker is in San Salvador. Marker is on 1ra Calle Oriente, on the left when traveling west. Father Delgado (1767-1832) was a Catholic priest, supporter of the Independence of Central America from Spain and President of the Central American Congress from 1821 to 1823. He is buried nearby at the Rosario Church. This marker and monument are in the San José Park, where legend has it that Father Delgado preached
Wide view of Dr. José Matías Delgado Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 31, 2015
2. Wide view of Dr. José Matías Delgado Marker
The replacement statue (the original was lost after an earthquake in 1986) was by sculptor Rubén Martínez. In the background can be seen the facade of the original San José church that was at this site.
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one of his first masses in San Salvador. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Farmacia Principal (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Francisco Morazán (about 210 meters away); El Rosario Church (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Central America's First Cry of Independence (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); General José Manuel Arce (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); In Memory of the Murdered Jesuit Priests (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Capitán General Gerardo Barrios (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The National Palace of El Salvador (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Salvador.
 
Additional Dr. José Matías Delgado Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 31, 2015
3. Additional Dr. José Matías Delgado Marker
This marker details the renovation of the San José Park by the San Salvador municipal government. Interestingly, it was reinaugurated on November 5, 2011, exactly one hundred years since the original monument was built.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 13, 2022