San José in Municipality of San José, Costa Rica
Juan Vazquez de Coronado
Fundador de Cartago
Adelantado de Costa Rica
Founder of the city of Cartago
Spanish conqueror of Costa Rica
Location. 9° 56.145′ N, 84° 4.433′ W. Marker is in San José, San José, in Municipality of San José. Marker can be reached from 9 Calle just from 3 Avenida. Touch for map. The marker and statue are on the southwest corner of Parque España (Spanish Park) in downtown San José. Marker is in this post office area: San José 10101, Costa Rica.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher Columbus in Costa Rica (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrés Bello (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The National Monument of Costa Rica (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Juan Mora Fernández The University of Santo Tomás (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Juan Rafael Mora Porras (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The 150th Anniversary of the First Catholic Diocese in Costa Rica (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San José.
Regarding Juan Vazquez de Coronado. Vázquez y Coronado (Salamanca, 1523 – 1565) was a Spanish conquistador, remembered mostly for his role in the Spanish conquest of Costa Rica. He earned a reputation for fairness and effective administration. He was a nephew of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado y Luján, who explored the southwestern United States between 1540 and 1542.
By a decree given at Aranjuez by King Philip II of Spain on April 8, 1565, Juan Vásquez de Coronado was appointed as the first royal governor and first Adelantado (a hereditary title) for the province of Costa Rica, but his ship disappeared in a storm off the coast of southern Spain while on the return journey. He was married to Isabel, a daughter of Pedro Arias Dávila, the principal conqueror of Panamá.
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