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San Lucas Sacatepéquez in Municipality of San Lucas Sacatepéquez, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

Battle of San Lucas Monument

Monumento a la Batalla de San Lucas

 
 
Battle of San Lucas Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 21, 2015
1. Battle of San Lucas Monument Marker
Inscription.  
A los
Heroes
del 71
Junio 30
1928

English translation:
To the Heroes of 1871
June 30, 1928

 
Erected 1928.
 
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US.
 
Location. 14° 36.576′ N, 90° 39.389′ W. Marker is in San Lucas Sacatepéquez, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of San Lucas Sacatepéquez. Memorial is on 6a Calle just east of 3a Avenida, on the left when traveling west. The marker and monument are very prominent in the San Lucas town center, in front of the City Hall building (Municipalidad). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Lucas Sacatepéquez, Sacatepéquez 03008, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Road Workers Monument (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Reconstruction After Guatemala's 1976 Earthquake (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Santo Tomás Milpas Altas (approx. 5.8 kilometers away); Revolution of October 20, 1944 Memorial Highway
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 21, 2015
2. Battle of San Lucas Monument Marker
Relief of General Justo Rufino Barrios on the side of the monument.
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(approx. 9.1 kilometers away in Guatemala); Parish of Santo Domingo Xenacoj (approx. 9.2 kilometers away); Candelaria Pilgrimage of 1963 to Antigua (approx. 9.4 kilometers away); Volcano Agua (approx. 9.6 kilometers away); Volcanos Fuego and Acatenango (approx. 9.6 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Battle of San Lucas Monument. This marker and monument pay tribute to the Battle of San Lucas fought here on June 29, 1871. Liberal forces under Generals Barrios and Garcia Granados defeated the last Conservative forces under President Cerna. The next day the Liberal troops marched into Guatemala City, ushering in the Liberal Revolution of 1871.
 
Battle of San Lucas Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 21, 2015
3. Battle of San Lucas Monument Marker
A relief of General Garcia Granados on the side of the monument.
Battle of San Lucas Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 21, 2015
4. Battle of San Lucas Monument Marker
The statue on the top of the monument is a quetzal, Guatemala's national bird. It makes up part of the national seal, seated over two crossed rifles.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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