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Guatemala City in Municipality of Guatemala, Guatemala
 

La Reforma Avenue

Ruta Histórica Ciudad de Guatemala

 
 
La Reforma Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 17, 2015
1. La Reforma Avenue Marker
Inscription.  
Avenida de La Reforma
El paso de la era ilustrada hacia un periodo de influencia más romántica es ampliamente percibida a lo largo del Paseo de La Reforma. Su construcción ordenada por el Presidente José María Reina Barrios se inspira en los Parques Eliseos en Paris, Francia, los cuales trató de imitar en el pais. Por ello trajo artistas extranjeros para contratarlos directamente en el diseño y elaboración de varias esculturas, plazas y fuentes que adornan el paseo, elección que produjó un colapso económico del país.

Originalmente nombrado Bulevard 30 de Junio se inauguró en 1895, tiene uria extensión de 2.26 kilómetros, inicia en el norte con el Monumento al Ejército, en el límite hacia el sur concluia en lo que era el Palacio de la Reforma, donde actualmente está el Obelisco.

Fuente: Plano de la ciudad de Guatemala, Ing. Claudio Urrutia y Emilio Gómez, 1894

English:
La Reforma Avenue
The change from the age of Enlightenment to a more Romantic influence is perceived along the Avenida Reforma (Reforma avenue). Its construction, ordered by President José
La Reforma Avenue Marker reverse image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 17, 2015
2. La Reforma Avenue Marker reverse
The marker's reverse includes a map of historical and cultural sites nearby.
Maria Reina Barrios, was inspired by the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France. He brought foreign artists to build sculptures, plazas and fountains along the avenue, but this endeavor brought the country into an economic collapse.

Originally named Boulevard 30 de Junio, The Avenida la Reforma was inaugurated in 1895, it has an extension of 2.26 km, begins in the north with the Monumento al Ejército (Army monument) and ends in the south with the former Palacio de la Reforma (Reforma Palace)

Source: Plan of the City of Guatemala, Claudio Urrutia and Emilio Gómez, 1894
 
Location. 14° 36.539′ N, 90° 30.914′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is on Avenida La Reforma just south of 4a Calle, on the right when traveling south. 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. Israel and Guatemala Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); José Maria Reina Barrios (within shouting distance of this marker); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Memorial to United States Officials in Guatemala (about 210 meters
La Reforma Avenue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 17, 2015
3. La Reforma Avenue and Marker
away); The Ceiba, Guatemala's National Tree (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Miguel Garcia Granados (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Tower of the Reformer (approx. half a kilometer away); Miltary Academy of Guatemala (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
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La Reforma Avenue near the marker, in a view towards the south image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 17, 2015
4. La Reforma Avenue near the marker, in a view towards the south
The two pieces of art seen here are original from the 1894 construction of the avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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