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Ciudad Vieja in Municipality of Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

Doña Beatriz de la Cueva

 
 
Doña Beatriz de la Cueva Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2015
1. Doña Beatriz de la Cueva Marker
Inscription.
Detened el paso viajeros
esto es lo unico que hoy queda
del Palacio de los Conquistadores
de Guatemala
Aqui perecieron [la] Sin Ventura
Doña Beatriz de la Cueva
y once damas de su corte
en la catastrofe de la ciudad
el 8 de Septiembre de [1541]

English translation:
Stop along the way traveler,
this is all that remains today of
The Palace of the Conquistadors
of Guatemala
Here died the “Luckless Lady”
Madam Beatriz de la Cueva
and eleven ladies of her court
during the catastrophe of the city
on September 8, 1541

 
Erected 1942.
 
Location. 14° 31.478′ N, 90° 45.674′ W. Marker is in Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of Ciudad Vieja. Touch for map. The marker and ruins are inside the Ciudad Vieja Center for the Elderly, directly east of the central park. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez 03012, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Founding of the First Capital of Guatemala (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Esquisuchil Medicinal Tree (Bourreria huanita) (approx.
Doña Beatriz de la Cueva Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2015
2. Doña Beatriz de la Cueva Marker
The marker and ruins of the Palace are now in the courtyard of a Ciudad Vieja government owned building.
one kilometer away); Juanito Cucuy Taj (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); San Pedro las Huertas Catholic Church (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); 100th Anniversary of the Cross of San Bartolomé Becerra (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); Tragic Accident in San Antonio Aguas Calientes (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); The Church of the First Bishop of Guatemala (approx. 3.6 kilometers away); José Luis de León Diaz (approx. 3.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad Vieja.
 
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Doña Beatriz de la Cueva Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2015
3. Doña Beatriz de la Cueva Marker
Doña Beatriz de la Cueva Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2015
4. Doña Beatriz de la Cueva Marker
Reverse side of the Palace ruins.
Doña Beatriz de la Cueva Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2015
5. Doña Beatriz de la Cueva Marker
The ruins are now inside of this Ciudad Vieja center for the elderly. The Agua Volcano can be seen to the south. The mudslide that destroyed the city came from this volcano on September 8, 1541.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 30, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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