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San José in Municipality of San José, Costa Rica
 

Juan Rafael Mora Porras

 
 
Juan Rafael Mora Porras Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
1. Juan Rafael Mora Porras Marker
Inscription.
Calle Juan Rafael Mora P.
Homenaje de la
Academia Costarricense de la Historia
en el año centenario
de la Campaña de 1856-1857
1856-1956


English translation:
Juan Rafael Mora Porras Street
Tribute from the Costa Rican Academy of History
on the 100th anniversary
of the Campaign of 1856-1857
1856-1956

 
Erected 1956 by Academia Costarricense de la Historia.
 
Location. 9° 56.1′ N, 84° 4.793′ W. Marker is in San José, San José, in Municipality of San José. Marker is at the intersection of Calle 2 and Avenida 1, on the left when traveling north on Calle 2. 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. Monument to the National Flag of Costa Rica (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Declaration of Central American Independence (about 210 meters away); The 150th Anniversary of the First Catholic Diocese in Costa Rica (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Juan Mora Fernández (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The University of Santo Tomás
Juan Rafael Mora Porras Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
2. Juan Rafael Mora Porras Marker
The marker is on the southeast corner of the Correos y Telégrafos (Mail and Telegraph) Building.
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Braulio Carrillo Colina (approx. half a kilometer away); The 140th Anniversary of the San Juan de Dios Hospital (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Juan Vazquez de Coronado (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San José.
 
Regarding Juan Rafael Mora Porras. Juan Rafael Mora Porras was President of Costa Rica for four consecutive terms, during which he is most remembered for leading Central America against the Filibuster invasion of William Walker in the Campaign of 1856-1857. The Campaign ended with Walker's defeat and eventual execution in Honduras.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPoliticsWars, Non-US
 
A statue of Juan Rafael Mora Porras, just north of the marker. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
3. A statue of Juan Rafael Mora Porras, just north of the marker.
The statue's inscription reads: A Juan Rafael Mora, La Patria Agradecida (English translation: To Juan Rafael Mora, The Grateful Nation).
Juan Rafael Mora Porras statue detail image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
4. Juan Rafael Mora Porras statue detail
Juan Rafael Mora Porras statue detail image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
5. Juan Rafael Mora Porras statue detail
This sculpture from the southern side of the monument shows Mora leading troops during the Campaign of 1856-1857.
The entryway to the nearby Correos y Telégrafos (Mail and Telegraph) Building. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 11, 2017
6. The entryway to the nearby Correos y Telégrafos (Mail and Telegraph) Building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on November 19, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5, 6. submitted on November 18, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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