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Guatemala City in Guatemala, Guatemala
 

Paseo de la Sexta

Ruta Histórica

 

—Ciudad de Guatemala —

 
Paseo de la Sexta Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 16, 2018
1. Paseo de la Sexta Marker
Inscription.  

Paseo de la Sexta
Una vez asentada la ciudad el principal eje vial era la Calle Real, hoy Paseo de la Sexta, que enlaza la Plaza Mayor de la Constitución con El Calvario templo que marcaba los limites al sur de la ciudad.

A lo largo del Paseo se pueden observar distintas corrientes arquitectónicas que denotan la influencia de las tendencias internacionales de la época en las construcciones locales. Tales como: Neoclásico, con la Iglesia de San Francisco como máximo exponente de esta corriente, Art Decó, ecléctico y modernista.

Durante muchas décadas la Sexta Avenida Sur se posicionó como el centro del comercio, ubicandose a lo largo de su recorrido las mejores tiendas y comercios, que en el lenguaje popular se le llamaba "sextear", es decir un paseo por sus calles para apreciar las vitrinas de las tiendas y el encuentro con los vecinos.

English:
Paseo de la Sexta
Once the city was settled, the main road was the Calle Real (Royal Street), known today as Paseo de la Sexta, which comunicates the Plaza Mayor (Main Plaza) with the Calvario temple. This temple marked the southern limits
Paseo de la Sexta Marker reverse, with a map of nearby historic and cultural sites image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 16, 2018
2. Paseo de la Sexta Marker reverse, with a map of nearby historic and cultural sites
of the city inaugurated in 1787.

Along the way, people can appreciate the different architectural styles which show the foreign influence in local structures. Such as: Art Decó, Eclectic, Modern and Neoclassic, with the San Francisco church as its main example.

For many decades, 6a avenida Sur (6th avenue South) was the main commercial center, packed with the best stores and businesses. The term “Sextear” means to take a walk along the street visiting stores and neighbors.
 
Location. 14° 38.486′ N, 90° 30.844′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Guatemala. Marker is at the intersection of 6a Avenida and 8a Calle, on the left when traveling north on 6a Avenida. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01010, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Central American Act of Independence (here, next to this marker); Shopping Arcade (a few steps from this marker); Assassination of Oliverio Castañeda de Leon (within shouting distance of this marker); Tragedy of the “Virgen de la Asunción” Safe Home (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); National Day of Dignity for the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict
Paseo la Sexta Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 16, 2018
3. Paseo la Sexta Marker
This view of the marker is looking roughly towards the south, with the Sexta Avenida, described in the marker text, to the right. The Portal de Comercio is in the center-left of this view.
(about 120 meters away); The Aycinena Arcade (about 120 meters away); Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 (about 150 meters away); Memorial to the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
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The interior of the neoclassic San Francisco Church, mentioned in the marker text image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 16, 2018
4. The interior of the neoclassic San Francisco Church, mentioned in the marker text
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 1, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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