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Suchitoto, Cuscatlán, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

Church Platform

Plataforma de Iglesia

 
 
Church Platform Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 20, 2016
1. Church Platform Marker
Inscription.
La iglesia de la Trinidad era la que funcionaba dentro de la villa de San Salvador y en 1539 ó 1540 se llevó a cabo el primer matrimonio religioso documentado en el territorio. Este fue entre Francisco Castellón y Catalina Gutiérrez, mujer mestiza, hija del artillero Diego de Usagre y una mujer Mixteca (grupo indígena étnico proveniente de México) conocida como Magdalena. Francisco Castellón y Catalina Gutiérrez tuvieron cinco hijos: Lucas, Marcos, Juan, Leonor y Francisca Castellón y Gutiérrez.

Las relaciones sociales, incluyendo a la unión biológica entre indígenas y españoles contribuyeron al proceso de mestizaje en la villa de San Salvador.

Pie de dibujo:
Trabajos de restauración y consolidación de la fachada principal de la plataforma de la iglesia, localizada al frente de la plaza principal.

English:
The Trinity Church was operating within the town of San Salvador and in 1539 or 1540, the first religious marriage was documented in the territory. This was between Francisco Castellón and Catalina Gutiérrez, a mestizo woman, daughter of Diego de Usagre (artillery man) and a Mixtec woman (ethnic group from Mexico) known as Magdalena. Catalina Gutiérrez and Francisco Castellón had five children: Lucas, Marcos, Juan, Leonor and Francisca Castellón y Gutiérrez.

Social relations, including
Church Platform Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 20, 2016
2. Church Platform Marker
This marker is hard to find, hidden among some trees with low branches in front of the remains of the church platform.
the biological union between natives and Spanish contributed to the process of acculturation in San Salvador.

Caption:
Restoration and consolidation works on the main facade of the church platform, located in front of the central square.
 
Location. 13° 51.574′ N, 89° 1.935′ W. Marker is in Suchitoto, Cuscatlán. Touch for map. The marker is at the Ciudad Vieja Archaeological Site near Suchitoto, El Salvador.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Streets of Ciudad Vieja (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Structure 4D1 (about 90 meters away); Structure 4E1 or Cabildo (about 90 meters away); Structure 3D2 (about 120 meters away); Ciudad Vieja Archaeological Site (about 120 meters away); Structure 1D1 or Southern Surveillance Point (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Expansion of El Salvador's Telephone System (approx. 19.3 kilometers away); History of the Virgin of Fatima in Cerro de las Pavas (approx. 19.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suchitoto.
 
Categories. AnthropologyChurches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made Features
 
Church Platform Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 20, 2016
3. Church Platform Marker
Another view of the remains of the church platform.
An artistic representation of how the church probably appeared. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 20, 2016
4. An artistic representation of how the church probably appeared.
From the nearby marker, 'Ciudad Vieja Archaeological Site'.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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