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Braulio Carrillo Colina

 
 
Braulio Carrillo Colina Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
1. Braulio Carrillo Colina Marker
Inscription.
Benemerito y arquitecto
del estado costarricense
Braulio Carrillo Colina
Nace en 1800 Muere en 1845

Los que tratan de seducir la ignorancia nunca tendrán por resultado otra cosa que causar inmensos males a la sociedad su propia ruina y el descrédito de la causa que defienden
Braulio Carrillo


English translation:
Most-worthy and Architect
of the Costa Rican Nation
Braulio Carrillo Colina
Born in 1800 - Died in 1845

Those who try to seduce through ignorance will have no result other than causing immense evils to society, their own ruin and the discredit of the cause they defend.
Braulio Carrillo

 
Location. 9° 56.022′ N, 84° 5.076′ W. Marker is in San José, San José, in Municipality of San José. Marker is on Avenida 2 just east of Calle 14, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker and statue are on the northern side of Braulio Carrillo Park. Marker is in this post office area: San José 10103, Costa Rica.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 140th Anniversary of the San Juan de Dios Hospital (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Juan Rafael Mora Porras (approx. half a kilometer
Braulio Carrillo Colina Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
2. Braulio Carrillo Colina Marker
This entire park is dedicated to Braulio Carrillo.
away); Monument to the National Flag of Costa Rica (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Declaration of Central American Independence (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The 150th Anniversary of the First Catholic Diocese in Costa Rica (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The University of Santo Tomás (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Juan Mora Fernández (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Juan Vazquez de Coronado (approx. 1.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San José.
 
Regarding Braulio Carrillo Colina. Braulio Carrillo studied law at the University of León in Nicaragua. At only 28 years-old he was elected to the legislature for a period of two years, and for a brief period held the position of President of the Legislature. In 1834, he was sent as a representative of Costa Rica to the Central American Congress, in El Salvador. Upon the resignation of Costa Rica's head of state José Rafael Gallegos in 1835, Carrillo was elected to complete the term of Gallegos. The cities of Cartago, Heredia and Alajuela took up arms against the government in mid-September,
Braulio Carrillo Colina statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
3. Braulio Carrillo Colina statue
but were defeated after a civil war lasted a fortnight.


Carrillo was a candidate for reelection in 1837, but was defeated by Manuel Aguilar, who was overthrown in 1838 through a coup. Carrillo again became the Head of State, with absolute powers. He convened a constituent assembly, which, in November, declared that the state was separated from the Federal Republic of Central America, and thus Costa Rica became a sovereign country. The constituent session was suspended in December 1838.


In 1841 Carrillo issued the Guarantee Law, which made him head of state for life. There were a number of changes in the social life of Costa Rica, and Carrillo became known as the "Architect of the Costa Rican National State". He worked to prohibit vagrancy, vice and crime. He greatly boost the development of Costa Rica and introduced order in the Civil Service. His efforts to open a path to communicate with the Matina Valley on the Caribbean coast could not be satisfactorily completed as the government of Francisco Morazán stopped the work when they were well advanced. Due to his effort, the National Park located between the provinces of Limón and San José and a highway between San José and Guápiles carries his name today. Braulio Carrillo National Park is also named after him.


In 1842 Francisco Morazán, former Federal President of Central America, invaded
The Our Lady of Mercy (Nuestra Señora de Merced) Catholic Church to the east of the Carrillo Park. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
4. The Our Lady of Mercy (Nuestra Señora de Merced) Catholic Church to the east of the Carrillo Park.
In the foreground is a pre-Columbian stone sphere from southern Costa Rica. Its dedicatory marker notes that it was placed through the efforts of the Municipality, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and the Costa Rican Brewery in 1993.
Costa Rica and seized power. Carrillo went into exile and settled in El Salvador, where he was killed in 1845 near the town of Sociedad. Adapted from Wikipedia
 
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The interior of the nearby Our Lady of Mercy (Nuestra Señora de Merced) Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
5. The interior of the nearby Our Lady of Mercy (Nuestra Señora de Merced) Catholic Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4, 5. submitted on November 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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