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Juan Mora Fernández

 
 
Juan Mora Fernández Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
1. Juan Mora Fernández Marker
It is not clear why the marker has two different dates (1921 and 1951), unless it was rededicated in 1951.
Inscription.
Benemerito de la Patria
Juan Mora Fernandez
Primer Jefe del
Estado de Costa Rica
1824-1833
15 de Septiembre 1921

Homenaje de la Academia de
Geografia e Historia
1951

English translation:
To the Most Worthy of the Nation
Juan Mora Fernández
Costa Rica’s First Chief of State
1824-1833
September 15, 1921

Tribute from the Academy of Geography and History
1951

 
Erected 1921 by Academia de Geografia e Historia de Costa Rica.
 
Location. 9° 55.985′ N, 84° 4.662′ W. Marker is in San José, San José, in Municipality of San José. Marker is on Avenida 2 just east of Calle 1, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San José 10104, Costa Rica.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The University of Santo Tomás (within shouting distance of this marker); The 150th Anniversary of the First Catholic Diocese in Costa Rica (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Declaration of Central American Independence (about 210 meters away); Monument to the National Flag of Costa Rica
Juan Mora Fernández Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
2. Juan Mora Fernández Marker
The marker is attached to the base of a statue of Mora.
(about 210 meters away); Juan Rafael Mora Porras (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Juan Vazquez de Coronado (approx. half a kilometer away); Christopher Columbus in Costa Rica (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Andrés Bello (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San José.
 
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Juan Mora Fernández statue image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
3. Juan Mora Fernández statue
It appears that the statue includes a printing press, which was introduced to Costa Rica in 1830 during his period as Chief of State.
The National Theater (Teatro Nacional) of Costa Rica image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
4. The National Theater (Teatro Nacional) of Costa Rica
The statue and marker of Juan Mora Fernández is in a park just west of the theater and its museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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