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San José, Costa Rica — Central America
 

Juan Vazquez de Coronado

 
 
Juan Vazquez de Coronado Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 11, 2015
1. Juan Vazquez de Coronado Marker
Inscription.  
Juan Vazquez de Coronado
1523-1565
Fundador de Cartago
Gobernador y
Adelantado de Costa Rica

English translation:
Juan Vázquez de Coronado
1523-1565
Founder of the city of Cartago
Governor and
Spanish conqueror of Costa Rica

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, Non-US.
 
Location. 9° 56.145′ N, 84° 4.433′ W. Marker is in San José. Marker can be reached from 9 Calle close to 3 Avenida. The marker and statue are on the southwest corner of Parque España (Spanish Park) in downtown San José. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San José 10101, Costa Rica. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher Columbus in Costa Rica (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrés Bello (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The National Monument of Costa Rica (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Juan Mora Fernández (approx. half a kilometer away); The University of Santo Tomás
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(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Juan Rafael Mora Porras (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The 150th Anniversary of the First Catholic Diocese in Costa Rica (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San José.
 
Regarding Juan Vazquez de Coronado. Vázquez y Coronado (Salamanca, 1523 – 1565) was a Spanish conquistador, remembered mostly for his role in the Spanish conquest of Costa Rica. He earned a reputation for fairness and effective administration. He was a nephew of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado y Luján, who explored the southwestern United States between 1540 and 1542.

By a decree given at Aranjuez by King Philip II of Spain on April 8, 1565, Juan Vásquez de Coronado was appointed as the first royal governor and first Adelantado (a hereditary title) for the province of Costa Rica, but his ship disappeared in a storm off the coast of southern Spain while on the return journey. He was married to Isabel, a daughter of Pedro Arias Dávila, the principal conqueror of Panamá.
 
Juan Vazquez de Coronado Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 11, 2015
2. Juan Vazquez de Coronado Marker
Juan Vazquez de Coronado Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 11, 2015
3. Juan Vazquez de Coronado Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 1,066 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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