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Antigua Guatemala in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

Isabella I of Castile

 
 
Isabella I of Castile Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 29, 2017
1. Isabella I of Castile Marker
Inscription.
Homenaje
de la Municipalidad
de la Embajada de España
del Consejo Nacional para la Proteccion de la Antigua Guatemala
a
Isabel la Catolica
V Centenario del Descubrimiento de America
Encuentra de Dos Mundos
12 de Octubre de 1986 (1992)

English translation:
Tribute from:
The Municipality
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 and monument is in a small park named for Isabel la Católica, directly in front of the IGSS Hospital. Marker is in this post office area: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez 03001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Isabella I of Castile Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 29, 2017
2. Isabella I of Castile Marker
A man pauses to review the marker and monument.
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 Navarrette (about 210 meters away); Friar Bartolomé de las Casas (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Workers Night School of Antigua Guatemala (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Signers of the Act of December 25, 1919 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Candelaria Pilgrimage of 1963 to Antigua (approx. 0.7 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 destruction that were the legacy of the Spanish invasion of the Americas.
 
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Isabella I of Castile Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 29, 2017
3. Isabella I of Castile Marker
The reverse of the monument has two small engravings, one that reads "A Isabel la Catolica en el Dia de la Hispanidad" (To Isabella the Catholic on the Day of Hispanicity) and another that reads "Dr. C. F. Contreras, Alcalde, 1975" (Dr. C. F. Contreras, Mayor, 1975). Note Agua Volcano in the distance to the south of the monument.
Isabella I of Castile monument bust detail image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 29, 2017
4. Isabella I of Castile monument bust detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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