Guatemala City in Municipality of Guatemala, Guatemala
Ramiro Samayoa Martínez
A Ramiro Samayoa Martinez
Homenaje de amigos y familiares
Guatemala, julio de 1992
To Ramiro Samayoa Martínez
A tribute from his friends and family
Guatemala, July 1992
Location. 14° 36.456′ N, 90° 31.399′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is on 8a Calle just east of 2a Avenida, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01009, Guatemala.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Assassination of Manuel Colom Argueta (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Fire at the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Bernal Diaz de Castillo (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Israel and Guatemala Monument (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); La Reforma Avenue (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Memorial to United States Officials in Guatemala (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Mario Dary Rivera (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding Ramiro Samayoa Martínez.
Ramiro Samayoa Martínez (1899-1987) was a Guatemala businessman (he owned the Cine Reforma, among many other businesses) who first presented the idea of an industrial/exposition park to then President Manuel Ydígoras Fuentes. In 1961, the Parque de la Industria (Industry Park) was finally inaugurated. In its first years the park was open to the public, as the marker mentions, and promoted projects for the well-being of all citizens of Guatemala City. Unfortunately, over the years, the park has become privatized under a governing body (COPEREX, Comité Permanente de Exposiciones or Permanent Committee on Expositions), which controls the park and charges for entry and parking, usually limited to programmed events.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.