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Guatemala City in Municipality of Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
 

Bernal Diaz de Castillo

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 15, 2016
1. Bernal Diaz de Castillo Marker
Inscription.
El marcador está hecho de tres paneles

Guatemala al insigne
“Cronista – Soldado”
Don Bernal Diaz del Castillo
En el IV centenario de haber concluido su inmortal libro
“Historia Verdadera de la Conquista de la Nueva España”
1568 – 1968

Texto de la placa que cubría la tumba de Bernal Diaz del Castillo en Antigua:
“Se halló en 119 batallas en la Conquista de la Nueva España, Guatemala y sus provincias, y Yucatán, como uno de los principales Conquistadores de ellas, fue de los Regidores de la Muy Noble y Leal Ciudad de Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala y escribió una historia ilustremente adornada con las luces de sus hechos y verdaderos sucesos de su tiempo, dándole a conocer con ello en los dos hemisferios de ambos soles. Acabó de morir en edad de muchos años y comenzó a vivir sin límites y sin medida.”

Nació en España en 1490. Murió en Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala en Enero de 1584.
Regidor Perpetuo de esta Ciudad y uno de los más principales vecinos dellas.

"no tengo otra riqueza que dexar a mis hijos y descendients salvo esta mi verdadera y notable relación."

“Oh que cosa tan trabajosa es ir a descubrir tierras y de la manera que nosotros nos aventuramos.”

“Murió
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 15, 2016
2. Bernal Diaz de Castillo Marker
el Moctezuma y fué tan llorado como si fuese nuestro padre.”

This marker is made up of three panels
English translation:

Guatemala to the insigne
"Historian - Soldier"
Bernal Diaz del Castillo
On the fourth century of the writing of his immortal book
"The True History of the Conquest of New Spain"
1568 - 1968

The text of the plaque that covered the tomb of Bernal Diaz del Castillo in Antigua read:
"He fought in 119 battles in the Conquest of New Spain, Guatemala and its provinces, and Yucatán, as one of the principal Conquistadores. He was one of the Regents of the Very Noble and Loyal City of Santiago of the Knights of Guatemala and wrote an illustrious history adorned with his own acts and true events of his time, known throughout the world. He died at an advanced age and began to live without limits and without measure. "

Born in Spain in 1490, he died in Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala in January 1584.
Perpetual Regent of this City and one of its most important neighbors.

"I don't have any other riches to leave to my children and descendants except for this true and notable history"

"Oh what a laborious thing it is to go out and discover lands and the way we find adventure."

"Moctezuma died and was mourned as if he were our father."

 
Location.
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 15, 2016
3. Bernal Diaz de Castillo Marker
14° 36.07′ N, 90° 31.153′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is at the intersection of 12a Calle and 7a Avenida, on the right on 12a Calle. Touch for map. The marker and monument is on the southeast portion of the Plaza España traffic circle. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01009, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fire at the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Mario Dary Rivera (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Ceiba, Guatemala's National Tree (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Simón Bolívar (approx. one kilometer away); Israel and Guatemala Monument (approx. one kilometer away); José Maria Reina Barrios (approx. one kilometer away); Antonio José de Irisarri (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWars, Non-US
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 15, 2016
4. Bernal Diaz de Castillo Marker
The bust of the monument is by Guatemalan sculptor Rodolfo Galeotti.
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 15, 2016
5. Bernal Diaz de Castillo Marker
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 15, 2016
6. The Fountain of Carlos III in Plaza España
Across from the marker in the center of the traffic circle is the Fountain of Carlos III. It was dedicated in November 1789 and was originally located on the central plaza of Guatemala City in Zone 1. It was moved here after being dismantled in 1895.
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By J. Makali Bruton, January 21, 2015
7. Bust of Bernal Diaz de Castillo
This plaster bust by Galeotti Torres was at an exposition at the Cerro Santo Domingo in Antigua Guatemala in December, 2014.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 174 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   7. submitted on August 18, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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