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San Cristóbal de las Casas in Municipality of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico — The Southeast
 

The Mazariegos House

 
 
The Mazariegos House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 29, 2017
1. The Mazariegos House Marker
Inscription.
Casa Mazariegos
Casa de la sucesión de Diego de Mazariegos, fundador de la ciudad. Su construcción data de finales de la primera mitad del siglo XVI. Su estructura original interior ha sido modificada conservando únicamente su prístino exterior. Fue casino, colegio, accesorias comerciales. Remodelado en 1999, es ahora centro de convenciones

English translation:
The Mazariegos House
House of the descendants of Diego de Mazariegos, founder of the city. Its construction dates from the end of the first half of the 16th century. Its original interior structure has been modified, keeping only its pristine exterior. It has been a casino and a school, as well as other commercial uses. Remodeled in 1999, it is now a convention center.

 
Erected 2010 by Coordinación Ejecutiva del Bicentenario y del Centenario del Gobierno del Estado de Chiapas.
 
Location. 16° 44.186′ N, 92° 38.289′ W. Marker is in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, in Municipality of San Cristóbal de las Casas. Marker is on Calle Miguel Hidalgo just north of Calle Cuauhtémoc, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas 29200, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Mazariegos House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 29, 2017
2. The Mazariegos House Marker
The marker is to the left of the main entrance to the Casa Mazariegos Convention Center.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Crescencio Rosas y Tejada (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Ciudad Real (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of San Cristóbal de las Casas (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); José Eduardo Flores Ruíz (about 150 meters away); Hermilo López Sánchez (about 150 meters away); Miguel Francisco Utrilla Trujillo (about 180 meters away); The House of the Congress of Chiapas (about 210 meters away); María Adelina Flores Morales (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Cristóbal de las Casas.
 
Regarding The Mazariegos House. Twenty-six years after the discovery of America the insistent indigenous resistance in the area of Chiapas meant that it still had not been conquered. The Spanish authorities decided to send the Captain General and Lieutenant Governor Diego de Mazariegos y Porres to the area. On March 1, 1528 he fought the Battle of Tepechtía. It is said that many indigenous fighters lept to their death at a canyon rather than submit to the Spanish. After this battle, Mazariegos founded La Villa Real de Chiapa de los Indios, now known as Chiapa de Corzo. Later, on March 31 of that same year, defeating Tsotsiles and other groups, he founded La Villa Real de Los Españoles, in honor of his native land, what we know
An additional Mazariegos House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 29, 2017
3. An additional Mazariegos House Marker
This additional marker is some meters to the south on Calle Miguel Hidalgo, on what is now a separate building. It is possible that at some time in the past the original Mazariegos House was split into separate buildings.

The marker reads: Sitio y casa de Don Diego de Mazariegos, Fundador de la Ciudad, 1528 (English translation: Site and House of Diego de Mazariegos, Founder of the city, 1528).
today as San Cristóbal de las Casas.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
A wide view of the additional Mazariegos House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 29, 2017
4. A wide view of the additional Mazariegos House Marker
The marker is far to the left, to the right of the entryway to the building.
A wide view of both Mazariegos House markers and buildings image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 29, 2017
5. A wide view of both Mazariegos House markers and buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 7, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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