Guatemala City in Municipality of Guatemala, Guatemala
First Cathedral in Guatemala City
primera catedral de Guatemala
Valle de la Virgen
Senadores de la J.C.I. de Guatemala
in the Valley of the Virgin in Guatemala
Tribute from the J.C.I. Senators
Erected 1972 by Junior Chamber International.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1972.
Location. 14° 38.439′ N, 90° 30.569′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is at the intersection of 8a Calle and 10a Avenida, on the right when traveling west on 8a Calle. The marker is to the left of the entrance to the Rectoría Santa Rosa. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Murder of Abner Abdiel Hernandez Orellana (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala CityDoctor Adolfo Mijangos López (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Students Massacred on April 12, 1962 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Conrado de la Cruz and Herlindo Cifuentes Castillo (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Julio and Enrique de la Riva (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Memorial to the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Tragedy of the “Virgen de la Asunción” Safe Home (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding First Cathedral in Guatemala City. Guatemala City became the capital of Guatemala in 1776 after a series of earthquakes led authorities to move from Santiago de los Caballeros (today La Antigua Guatemala). This church was completed in 1786 and was near to the central park, so it was used as the Catholic cathedral from 1787 until 1815. At that time construction was completed on the current cathedral on the central plaza.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.