San José in Municipality of San José, Costa Rica
Padre de la Independencia Mexicana
del pueblo de Mexico
al pueblo de Costa Rica
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
Presidente Constitucional de los
Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Father of Mexican Independence
from the people of Mexico
to the people of Costa Rica
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
President of the United States of Mexico
Location. 9° 56.089′ N, 84° 4.212′ W. Marker is in San José, San José, in Municipality of San José. Marker can be reached from Avenida 3, Paseo de las Damas just from Calle 19. Touch for map. The monument is in the northeast corner of the National Park (Parque Nacional). 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. The National Monument of Costa Rica (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrés Bello (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Christopher Columbus in Costa Rica (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Juan Vazquez de Coronado (approx. 0.4 kilometers Juan Mora Fernández (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The University of Santo Tomás (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The 150th Anniversary of the First Catholic Diocese in Costa Rica (approx. one kilometer away); The Declaration of Central American Independence (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San José.
More about this marker. As one of the first leaders of Mexican independence, Mexico is fond of donating statues of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla to other countries. Interestingly, someone has vandalized this marker by writing "murderer" ("asesino") next to the name of the Mexican President Diaz Ordaz. He was president of Mexico during a period of state repression against protesting students, culminating in the Tlatelolco massacre.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.