Guatemala City in Municipality of Guatemala, Guatemala
The Chapel of Nuestra Señora de las Angustias
Esta capilla fue construida
en acción de gracias a
Nuestra Señora de las Angustias
después, de la erupción del
Santa María en 1902
Homenaje conmemorativo del cincuenta aniversario
This chapel was constructed as a way of giving thanks to
Our Lady of Anguish
after the 1902 eruption of Santa María Volcano
Tribute on the 50th Anniversary
Location. 14° 36.961′ N, 90° 30.895′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is on Ruta 6 just south of Vía 8, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01004, Guatemala.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monument of the Star (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Founding of the Botanical Garden (about 180 meters away); Assassination of Dr. Alberto Fuentes Mohr (about 210 meters away); Miltary Academy of Guatemala (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Tower of the Reformer Miguel Garcia Granados (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Israel and Guatemala Monument (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); José Maria Reina Barrios (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding The Chapel of Nuestra Señora de las Angustias. This temple was financed and built by the Spanish landowner Felipe Yurrita Castañeda, as a way to give thanks to Nuestra Señora de las Angustias (Our Lady of Anguish) to whom he and his family owed their lives, after the eruption of the Santa María Volcano, in 1902. At that time, the Yurritas lived at the El Ferrol farm, in the western department of San Marcos, Guatemala. The eruption caused a flood of ash, lava and sand that left them stranded at the farm. The family and farm workers set up an impromptu shrine to the Virgin who they believe saved them after the eruption. Yurrita began constructing the temple 25 years after the event, and it was inaugurated on June 15, 1941, five months before his death. (Translated from Prensa Libre, August 3, 2015)
Also see . . . . "The first eruption of (Submitted on April 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.