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Christopher Columbus in Costa Rica

Cristóbal Colón en Costa Rica

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 11, 2015
1. Christopher Columbus in Costa Rica Marker
Inscription.
Quinto Centenario
En nombre del pueblo de Costa Rica, el
Presidente de la Republica,
Doctor Abel Pacheco de la Espriella,
develo esta placa para conmemorar el
500 aniversario de la llegada del
Almirante Cristobal Colon
a tierras costarricenses, en septiembre
de 1502, y para hacer honor de los lazos
inquebrantables de amistad entre
Costa Rica y España.
En presencia del Embajador en mision
especial de España para la celebración de
este acontecimiento,
Cristobal Colon de Carvajal,
Duque de Veragua y descendiente directo
del descubridor, asi como del Embajador
de España en Costa Rica,
Victor Ibañez-Martin
San Jose, 25 de septiembre de 2002.

English translation:
The Fifth Century
In the name of the people of Costa Rica, the President of the Republic, Doctor Abel Pacheco de la Espriella, unveiled this plaque to commemorate the 500th anniversary since the arrival of the Admiral Christopher Columbus to the lands of Costa Rica in September, 1502 and to honor the unbreakable bonds of friendship between Costa Rica and Spain.
In the presence of the Special Ambassador from Spain for this event, Cristobal Colon de Carvajal, Duke of Veragua and direct descendant of the explorer, together with the Ambassador of Spain in Costa Rica, Victor Ibañez-Martin
San
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 11, 2015
2. Christopher Columbus in Costa Rica Marker
The left side of the monument has an additional bronze that is a fragment of Queen Isabel's will, where she recommended the good treatment of the inhabitants of the New World. It reads: …por ende suplico al Rey, mi Señor, muy efectuosamente e mando a la unica princesa, mi hija, y al dicho principe, su marido, que asi lo hagan e cumplan e que este sea su principal fin e que en ello pongan mucha diligencia e no consientan nin den lugar que los indios vecinos e moradores de la dichas yndias e tierra firma ganadas e por ganar, reciban agravio alguno en sus personas e bienes, e si alguno han recibido lo remedien…
José, September 25, 2002.

 
Erected 2002 by Instituto de Cultura Hispanica de España.
 
Location. 9° 56.15′ N, 84° 4.414′ W. Marker is in San José, San José. Marker can be reached from Presidente Roosevelt just from Calle 11A. Touch for map. The marker and monument are near the center of the Parque España (Spanish Park) in downtown San José.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Juan Vazquez de Coronado (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrés Bello (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The National Monument of Costa Rica (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 11, 2015
3. Christopher Columbus in Costa Rica Marker
The reverse of the monument is a bronze of a Spanish galleon similar to those used by Columbus.
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 11, 2015
4. Christopher Columbus in Costa Rica Marker
The monument is topped by a bust of Queen Isabel I of Castile, the Catholic. The front bronze reads: El Instituto de Cultura Hispanica de España al pueblo de Costa Rica. (English: The Institute of Hispanic Culture of Spain to the people of Costa Rica.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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