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Antigua Guatemala in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

The Fountain of the Calvary

 
 
The Fountain of the Calvary Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 2009
1. The Fountain of the Calvary Marker
This low quality photo was taken before the marker was stolen.
Inscription.
Pila del Campo
Construida en el año del señor de 1660 con el
Patrocinio y aporte económico del
Alcalde del Muy Noble Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad de
Santiago de los caballeros de Goatemala
Capitan Don Joseph de Aguilar y Rebolledo
En homenaje a su memoria
Aguilar Batres, Aguilar Cotero, Aguilar Galvez,
Aguilar Godoy, Aguilar Pelaez, Aguilar Sierra,
Peleaz Aguilar, Ruiz Aguilar y Valenzuela Aguilar
Antigua Guatemala 1992

English translation:
The Fountain of the Calvary
Constructed in the year of our Lord 1660, with the patronage and support of the Mayor of the Very Noble Council of the City of the Knights of Santiago of Guatemala

Captain Joseph de Aguilar y Rebolledo

In tribute to his memory:
Aguilar Batres, Aguilar Cotero, Aguilar Galvez, Aguilar Godoy, Aguilar Pelaez, Aguilar Sierra, Peleaz Aguilar, Ruiz Aguilar y Valenzuela Aguilar
La Antigua, Guatemala, 1992

 
Erected 1992.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 14° 32.832′ N, 90° 43.793′ W. Marker was in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala. Marker was
The Fountain of the Calvary Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2015
2. The Fountain of the Calvary Marker
Note the area to the left of the fountain where the marker was located.
on Alameda del Calvario, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez 03001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Walter Williams in Guatemala (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Esquisuchil (about 210 meters away); Home of Brother Pedro (approx. half a kilometer away); J. Adrian Coronado y Polanco (approx. half a kilometer away); Catholic Church of Santa Ana (approx. half a kilometer away); Don Rafael V. Alvarez Polanco (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); First Location of Olimpia Leal Normal School (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Friar Augusto Ramírez Monasterio (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
 
Regarding The Fountain of the Calvary. Captain Joseph Aguilar de Rebolledo was a mayor of what is now known as Antigua Guatemala and the surrounding areas during the late 1600s in Spanish colonial Guatemala. He was also the administrator of various properties owned by Luis Nieto de Silva. It is presumed that this marker was placed by his many descendants in Guatemala, due to the many family names shown in the text. (see Spanish Central America: A Socioeconomic History, 1520–1720, by Murdo J. MacLeod)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
The Fountain of the Calvary Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2015
3. The Fountain of the Calvary Marker
This view of the fountain is towards the north and the center of Antigua Guatemala.
The Fountain of the Calvary image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2015
4. The Fountain of the Calvary
The nearby Hermitage of the Calvary (Ermita del Calvario) image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2015
5. The nearby Hermitage of the Calvary (Ermita del Calvario)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 20, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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