Santa Cruz del Quiché in Municipality of Santa Cruz de Quiché, El Quiché, Guatemala
Plaza Tecún Umán
La municipalidad de
Santa Cruz de El Quiche
al Heroe Nacional
Homenaje: Del Departamento de El Quiche al Heroe Nacional Tecun Uman, hijo de esta tierra historica, martir de la soberania nacional
Ejemplo de acendrado patriotism
Quiche, 20 de febrero de 1967.
The municipality of Santa Cruz de El Quiché to the National Hero Tecún Umán
Tribute from the Department of El Quiché to the National Hero Tecún Umán, son of this historic land, an example of pure patriotism.
Location. 15° 1.744′ N, 91° 8.939′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz del Quiché, El Quiché, in Municipality of Santa Cruz de Quiché. Touch for map. The monument and markers are located in the central park of Santa Cruz del Quiché. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Cruz del Quiché, El Quiché 14001, Guatemala.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 El Quiché War Victims (a few steps from this marker); Founding of the Department of El Quiche, Guatemala (within shouting distance of this marker); Manuel Tzoc, Founder of Nahualá (approx. 27.6 kilometers away in Sololá).
Regarding Plaza Tecún Umán. Tecún Umán was the most famous of the Quiché warrior-kings to confront the Spanish during their conquest of Guatemala. He was killed by Pedro de Alvarado on February 15, 1524 on the plains of Olintepeque near Quetzaltenango. In 1960, as Guatemala again found herself in a time of turmoil and civil strife, the military leaders designated Tecún Umán as a National Hero of Guatemala and promoted him as an example of patriotism.
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