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La Antigua in Municipality of La Antigua, Veracruz, Mexico — The Gulf Coast
 

Second Municipal Council in the Americas

 
 
Second Municipal Council in the Americas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
1. Second Municipal Council in the Americas Marker
Inscription.
El Gobierno del Estado de Veracruz
a través de la Secretaría de Educación y en coordinación
con el H. Ayuntamiento de La Antigua.
Rehabilitan el recinto histórico donde se fundó
el segundo cabildo de América en el año de 1519, como
La Biblioteca
“Matías Ibarra Martínez”
al servicio de la comunidad.
La Antigua, Veracruz-Llave a 24 de junio de 2016
Profra. Xóchitl A. Osorio Martínez
Secretaria de Educación de Veracruz
Felipe de Jesús Fabian Medina
Presidente Municipal de La Antigua

English translation:
The Government of the State of Veracruz, through the Ministry of Education and in coordination with the Honorable Municipal Council of La Antigua, rehabilitated this historic site where the second municipal council of America was founded in 1519. It is renamed as the Matías Ibarra Martinez Library and placed at the service of the community.
La Antigua, Veracruz-Llave, June 24, 2016
Names of government officials

 
Erected 2016 by Gobierno del Estado de Veracruz, a través de la Secretaría de Educación y en coordinación con el H. Ayuntamiento de La Antigua.
 
Location. 19° 19.309′ N, 96° 19.281′ 
Second Municipal Council in the Americas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
2. Second Municipal Council in the Americas Marker
The marker is to the right of the main entrance of the restored cabildo building, now in use as a community library.
W. Marker is in La Antigua, Veracruz, in Municipality of La Antigua. Marker is on Calle Principal, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is on the town's public library west of the central park. Marker is in this post office area: La Antigua, Veracruz 91680, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 24 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cempoala (approx. 16.4 kilometers away); The Convent of San Francisco (approx. 23.4 kilometers away); Fort San Juan de Ulúa (approx. 23.4 kilometers away); Captain Pedro Sainz de Baranda y Borreiro (approx. 23.5 kilometers away); The Bastion of San Pedro (approx. 23.5 kilometers away); Patio of the Curtain or Dry Moat (approx. 23.5 kilometers away); First Municipal Council in Mexico (approx. 23.5 kilometers away); The “Curtain” of San Fernando (approx. 23.5 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Second Municipal Council in the Americas. The very first 'cabildo' or municipal council in the Americas was formed at Villa La Isabela by the Spanish on the northern coast of what is now the Dominican Republic in 1494.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesPolitics
 
Nearby 16th century Spanish ruins image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
3. Nearby 16th century Spanish ruins
Near the cabildo building are these preserved ruins of 16th century Spanish construction. The ruins were part of a town known as the Villa Rica de la Veracruz. This town was the seat of Spanish power on the Veracruz coast until 1600 when the city was moved to the present location of Veracruz near the fort of San Juan de Ulúa.
Ruins of the Villa Rica de la Veracruz from the 16th century image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
4. Ruins of the Villa Rica de la Veracruz from the 16th century
The nearby church of the Parish of Santo Cristo del Buen Viaje image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 24, 2017
5. The nearby church of the Parish of Santo Cristo del Buen Viaje
The church was originally constructed between 1568 and 1580, then reconstructed after a 1791 earthquake.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 27, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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