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Jocotenango Park

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By J. Makali Bruton, March 20, 2018
1. Jocotenango Park Marker
Inscription.  
Parque Jocotenango
En sus inicios conocida como “Plaza Jocotenango”, constituyó entre los años 1777 a 1879 el centro social y comercial del Pueblo de Indígenas de Jocotenango de Nuestro Señora de la Asunción. La plaza estaba integrada por una fuente de estilo colonial, un lavadero público y una Ceiba, al norte se encontraba el Templo de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. En 1879 el Municipio de Jocotenango fue suprimido y anexado como un cantón más de la estructura urbana de la ciudad.

Los cambios en la plaza como en sus nombres fueron muchos, pero sus características actuales fueron marcadas por la solicitud hecha por la población en 1901 que pedían la construcción de un parque tipo jardín, el cual fue autorizado en 1907 con diseños de Luis Augusto Fontaine. En el caso de los nombres fue hasta el año 2003 cuando el para ese entonces llamado “Parque Morazán” paso a llamarse “Plaza o Parque Jocotenango”.

Fuente: 1. www.muniguate.com Dra. Frieda Liliana Morales Bravo. 2. Registro de Bienes Culturales.

English:
Jocotenango Park
Originally
Jocotenango Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 20, 2018
2. Jocotenango Park Marker
The marker's reverse includes a map of historical and cultural sites nearby.
known as “Jocotenango Square”, it was considered, from 1777 to 1879, the commercial & social center for the indigenous people de Jocotenango de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. The square was integrated by a colonial style fountain, a public washbasin and a Ceiba (National tree), to the north was the Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Temple. In 1879 the municipality of Jocotenango was dissolved and later annexed as one more canton for the city.

The changes that the square underwent were many; the actual layout was requested by the population in 1901, they asked that it looked more like a garden. The work begun in 1907 using the design of Luis Augusto Fontaine. The name “Parque Morazán” was used until 2003, when they renamed it “Parque Jocotenango”.

Sources: 1. www.muniguate.com Dr. Frieda Liliana Morales Bravo. 2. Register of Cultural Properties.
 
Location. 14° 39.017′ N, 90° 30.773′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is at the intersection of 6a Avenida and 3a Calle, on the right when traveling south on 6a Avenida. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01002, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Autonomous University in Guatemala (about 90 meters away,
Jocotenango Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 20, 2018
3. Jocotenango Park Marker
This view of the marker is towards the south along 6a Avenida.
measured in a direct line); General Francisco Morazán (about 150 meters away); Yurrita House (about 210 meters away); Myrna Elizabeth Mack Chang (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Mariano Guerrero de Léon (approx. half a kilometer away); Alberto Velázquez (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Presidential House (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesParks & Recreational Areas
 
Jocotenango Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 20, 2018
4. Jocotenango Park Marker
This view of the marker's reverse shows the Jocotenango Park in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 19, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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