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Guatemalan Institute of Tourism

 
 
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1. Guatemalan Institute of Tourism Marker
Inscription.
Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo
Construcción: 1972-1977
Tipo: Arquitectura Civil
Estilo: Funcionalista

El Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo fue creado el 8 de septiembre de 1967. El “INGUAT” como se le conoce, es el ente rector y facilitador que promueve y fomenta el desarrollo turístico sostenible de Guatemala, a nivel nacional e internacional.

El edificio se construyó durante el gobierno del presidente Kjell E. Laugerud García, siendo director de la institución, Jorge Senn Bonilla.

Fue diseñado por los arquitectos José María García de Paredes y Antonio de Sandoval-Martínez, quienes haciendo uso de plazas y escalinatas, lo dotaron de la connotación urbanística que lo caracteriza. El aspecto formal de esta obra, está dado por los volúmenes de las fachadas oriente y poniente, y el tratamiento a través de cenefas de concreto que reciben los lados norte y sur.

English:
Guatemalan Institute of Tourism
Construction: 1972-1977
Type: Civil Architecture
Style: Functionalist

The “Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo” [Guatemalan Institute of Tourism] was established on September 8, 1967. The "INGUAT" [for its acronym in Spanish], as commonly referred to, is the lead and facilitating agency in charge of
Guatemalan Institute of Tourism Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
2. Guatemalan Institute of Tourism Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance to the Institute in this view.
promoting the sustainable development of tourism in Guatemala, both nationally and internationally.

The building was built during the administration of President Kjell E. Laugerud García, with Jorge Senn Bonilla as head of the institution.

It was designed by architects José María García de Paredes and Antonio de Sandoval-Martínez, who gave it its distinctive urban dimension, by using plazas1 and flights of steps. The formal aspect of this work is given by the volume of the east and west facades and the concrete borders in the north and south sides.

1 An open space or square in Spanish-speaking countries.
 
Erected by Municipalidad de Guatemala.
 
Location. 14° 37.483′ N, 90° 30.883′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is on 7a Avenida just north of Calle Mateo Flores, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. 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. Crédito Hipotecario Nacional (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mural of the Guatemalan Nationality (about 150 meters away); Juan José Arévalo Bermejo (about
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
3. Guatemalan Institute of Tourism and Marker
150 meters away); The Quetzal as Guatemala's Currency (about 180 meters away); 50th Anniversary of the Guatemalan Social Security Institute (about 180 meters away); The Guatemalan Peace Accords (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Municipal Headquarters of Guatemala City (was approx. 0.3 kilometers away but has been reported missing. ); Bicentennial of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 19, 2018
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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 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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