San José, Costa Rica
Christopher Columbus in Costa Rica
Cristóbal Colón en Costa Rica
En nombre del pueblo de Costa Rica, el
Presidente de la Republica,
Doctor Abel Pacheco de la Espriella,
develo esta placa para conmemorar el
500 aniversario de la llegada del
Almirante Cristobal Colon
a tierras costarricenses, en septiembre
de 1502, y para hacer honor de los lazos
inquebrantables de amistad entre
Costa Rica y España.
En presencia del Embajador en mision
especial de España para la celebración de
Cristobal Colon de Carvajal,
Duque de Veragua y descendiente directo
del descubridor, asi como del Embajador
de España en Costa Rica,
San Jose, 25 de septiembre de 2002.
In the name of the people of Costa Rica, the President of the Republic, Doctor Abel Pacheco de la Espriella, unveiled this plaque to commemorate the 500th anniversary since the arrival of the Admiral Christopher Columbus to the lands of Costa Rica in September, 1502 and to honor the unbreakable bonds of friendship between Costa Rica and Spain.
In the presence of the Special Ambassador from Spain for this event, Cristobal Colon de Carvajal, Duke of Veragua and direct descendant of the explorer, together with the Ambassador of Spain in Costa Rica, Victor Ibañez-Martin
San José, September 25, 2002.
Erected 2002 by Instituto de Cultura Hispanica de España.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1502.
Location. 9° 56.15′ N, 84° 4.414′ W. Marker is in San José. Marker can be reached from Presidente Roosevelt close to Calle 11A. The marker and monument are near the center of the 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. Juan Vazquez de Coronado (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrés Bello (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The National Monument of Costa Rica (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Juan Mora Fernández (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The University of Santo Tomás (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.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.