Guatemala City in Municipality of Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
Our Lady of Carmen Catholic Church
Esta fue la primera iglesia construida en el Valle de la Ermita, hoy Ciudad de Guatemala, dos veces centenaria
Municipalidad de Guatemala
2 de enero de 1976
This was the first church constructed in the Valle of the Hermit, today the City of Guatemala, now celebrating its 200th anniversary.
Municipality of Guatemala
January 2, 1976
Erected 1976 by Municipalidad de Guatemala.
Location. 14° 38.81′ N, 90° 30.327′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker can be reached from 12 Avenida just east of Diagonal 4. Touch for map. The marker is in Zone 1 of Guatemala City. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); First Cathedral in Guatemala City (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); First Council of the City of Guatemala (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Myrna Elizabeth Mack Chang (approx. 0.8 kilometers Mariano Guerrero de Léon (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 (approx. one kilometer away); Memorial to the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (approx. one kilometer away); National Day of Dignity for the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding Our Lady of Carmen Catholic Church. Our Lady of Carmen (Nuestra Señora del Carmen) is a Catholic hermitage and a cultural site located at the top of the "Hill of Carmen" (el Cerrito del Carmen), in the historic center of Guatemala City, whose construction dates back to the seventeenth century, at least one hundred years before the foundation of the city. It is consecrated to the Virgin of Carmen and has been declared a cultural heritage site of the nation and a Marian sanctuary. The history of the Cerrito del Carmen is closely linked to that of the founding of the Guatemalan capital. It has been reconstructed after the earthquakes of 1917 and 1976.
The marker text is potentially confusing, as it was intended to mark the 200th anniversary of the official founding
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 29, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.