San José, Costa Rica
Padre de la Independencia Mexicana
del pueblo de Mexico
al pueblo de Costa Rica
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
Presidente Constitucional de los
Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Father of Mexican Independence
from the people of Mexico
to the people of Costa Rica
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
President of the United States of Mexico
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US. A significant historical year for this entry is 1811.
Location. 9° 56.089′ N, 84° 4.212′ W. Marker is in San José. Memorial can be reached from Avenida 3, Paseo de las Damas close to Calle 19. The monument is in the northeast corner of the National Park (Parque Nacional). 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. The National Monument of Costa Rica (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrés Bello (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct Christopher Columbus in Costa Rica (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Juan Vazquez de Coronado (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Juan Mora Fernández (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The University of Santo Tomás (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The 150th Anniversary of the First Catholic Diocese in Costa Rica (approx. one kilometer away); The Declaration of Central American Independence (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San José.
More about this marker. As one of the first leaders of Mexican independence, Mexico is fond of donating statues of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla to other countries. Interestingly, someone has vandalized this marker by writing "murderer" ("asesino") next to the name of the Mexican President Diaz Ordaz. He was president of Mexico during a period of state repression against protesting students, culminating in the Tlatelolco massacre.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.