Antigua Guatemala in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Isabella I of Castile
de la Municipalidad
de la Embajada de España
del Consejo Nacional para la Proteccion de la Antigua Guatemala
Isabel la Catolica
V Centenario del Descubrimiento de America
Encuentra de Dos Mundos
12 de Octubre de 1986 (1992)
The Spanish Embassy
and the National Council for the Protection of Antigua Guatemala, to:
Isabella I of Castile
on the 500th anniversary of the Discovery of America,
the meeting of two worlds.
October 12, 1986 (1992)
Erected 1986 by la Municipalidad de Antigua Guatemala, la Embajada de España, y el Consejo Nacional para la Proteccion de la Antigua Guatemala.
Location. 14° 33.855′ N, 90° 44.124′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala. Marker is on Calle Ancha de los Herreros just west of 6a Avenida, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Men's Teaching Institute of Antigua (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sebastián de Arévalo (about 150 meters away); The Dramatic Academy of Antigua (about 150 meters away); Mariano Navarrete (about 210 meters away); a different marker also named Mariano Navarrete (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Friar Bartolomé de las Casas (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Workers Night School of Antigua Guatemala (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Manuel Gálvez y Corral (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
Regarding Isabella I of Castile. The dedication date of the marker is rather odd, seen from today's viewpoint. It was dedicated on October 12, 1986 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus' first landing on what would become the Americas. The marker was dedicated six years too early, which is why "1992" was placed after the actual year of its dedication in 1986 in the marker text. This and other similar monuments that were the gift of Spain are now seen to be in poor taste as they completely ignore the genocide, robbery, plagues and cultural
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.