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First Council of the City of Guatemala

First Council of the New Guatemala of the Assumption

 
 
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By Jo Solorzano, January 24, 2016
1. First Council of the City of Guatemala Marker
Inscription.
Aqui se celebro
el Primer Cabildo
de la
Ciudad de Guatemala,
el 2 de enero de 1776.
Guatemala, Ciudad Bicentenaria
Municipalidad de Guatemala
2 de enero de 1976.

English translation:
Here was celebrated
The First City Council of the
City of Guatemala.
January 2, 1776.
Guatemala, Bicentennial City
Municipality of Guatemala
January 2, 1976.

 
Erected 1976 by Municipality of Guatemala City and the City Council.
 
Location. 14° 39.044′ N, 90° 29.936′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is on Calle Marti 0 kilometers from 15 Avenida, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Across the street from the church of La Parroquia, on the side of the building (2016 Banco Industrial). Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lieutenant Colonel and Engineer Francisco Vela (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Engineer Francisco Vela (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Engineer Claudio Urrutia M. (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Assassination of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera
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By Jo Solorzano, January 24, 2016
2. First Council of the City of Guatemala Marker
(approx. 1.6 kilometers away); First Cathedral in Guatemala City (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Myrna Elizabeth Mack Chang (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Mariano Guerrero de Léon (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 (approx. 1.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding First Council of the City of Guatemala. "La Nueva Guatemala de La Asuncion" was founded on January 2, 1776. This was the fourth and last time that the center of the Kingdom and Captaincy of Guatemala relocated to a new province. The previous location, Ciudad Santiago de Los Caballeros (known today as Antigua), was nearly destroyed by the earthquakes on St. Martha's Day, July 29, 1773.

The complexity of the financial stakes, internal municipal conflicts, ecclesiastical and social pressures, and ancient-regime control, all influenced the debates over the city's relocation. On July 21, 1775, King Charles III of Spain ordered a Royal Decree to the President of the Audience of Guatemala authorizing the construction of the new city.

On January 2, 1776, Officials of the City Council (Primer
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By Jo Solorzano, January 24, 2016
3. First Council of the City of Guatemala Marker
Cabildo) met for the first time in the Ayuntamiento building, in an area of the current city limits known today as La Parroquia. Luis Diez Navarro was the original architect, commissioned by the Spanish Monarchy, to submit his drawings of the city plans.

A marker, near the church of La Parroquia, commemorates this monumental event.
 
Also see . . .  Bicentennial of Guatemala City. (Submitted on March 3, 2016, by Jo Solorzano of Guatemala City, Guatemala.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Jo Solorzano, January 24, 2016
4. First Council of the City of Guatemala Marker
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By Http://guatehistoria.com/historia-de-la-zona-6-de-ciudad-guatemala/, February 5, 2016
5. First Council of the City of Guatemala Marker
http://guatehistoria.com/historia-de-la-zona-6-de-ciudad-guatemala/
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By Archivo General de Indias Mapas y Planos, Guatemala 220, February 5, 2016
6. First Council of the City of Guatemala Marker
Archivo General de Indias, online source Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas ISSN: 0185-1276
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2016, by Jo Solorzano of Guatemala City, Guatemala. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 5, 2016, by Jo Solorzano of Guatemala City, Guatemala. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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