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Patzicia in Municipality of Patzicia, Chimaltenango, Guatemala
 

The Act of Patzicia

El Acta de Patzicia

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2016
1. The Act of Patzicia Marker
Inscription.
El Gral. Justo Rufino Barrios firma el Acta de Patzicia - 3 de junio de 1871

English translation:
General Justo Rufino Barrios signs the Act of Patzicia - June 3, 1871

 
Location. 14° 37.818′ N, 90° 55.658′ W. Marker is in Patzicia, Chimaltenango, in Municipality of Patzicia. Marker can be reached from 1a Calle just from 2a Avenida. Touch for map. The marker and monument are in the central park of Patzicia, Chimaltenango. Marker is in this post office area: Patzicia, Chimaltenango 04009, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canadian Assistance after the 1976 Earthquake (approx. 8.9 kilometers away); José Simeon Cañas (approx. 12.2 kilometers away); Chimaltenango Memorial to the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (approx. 12.2 kilometers away); General Justo Rufino Barrios (approx. 12.2 kilometers away); San Juan Comalapa Memorial to Genocide Victims (approx. 12.3 kilometers away); Rafael Álvarez Ovalle (approx. 12.9 kilometers away); Artisans and Exchanges at Iximché (approx. 13.6 kilometers away); Plaza D at Iximché (approx. 13.6 kilometers away).
 
Regarding The Act of Patzicia. Liberal forces under Generals Barrios and Garcia
The Act of Patzicia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2016
2. The Act of Patzicia Marker
Sculptor, R. Galeotti Torres, 1971 (The 100th Anniversary of the Act of Patzicia).
Granados arrived from Mexico and other battles to Patzicia, very close to the Guatemalan capital of Guatemala City on June 3, 1871. They wrote a declaration, known as the Act of Patzicia, which declared that the Conservative government of Cerna was invalid. They soon moved on to San Lucas Sacatepéquez, the last battleground of the Liberal invasión of 1871.
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 
Detail of The Act of Patzicia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2016
3. Detail of The Act of Patzicia Marker
Miguel Garcia Granados is standing over the right shoulder of General Justo Rufino Barrios. Note the people attempting to witness the events through the window on the left of the sculpture. Interestingly, the Act of Patzicia was buried soon after its publication and was not discovered until 1960. The remains of the Act are now kept in the Guatemalan National Archives.
The Act of Patzicia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2016
4. The Act of Patzicia Marker
Nearby relief of Miguel Garcia Granados image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2016
5. Nearby relief of Miguel Garcia Granados
Just to the north of the Act of Patzicia marker is this additional monument to Granados. It reads: Primer Centenario del General Miguel Garcia Granados, 29 de septiembre de 1908, (First century of General Miguel Garcia Granados, September 29, 1908). The monument also includes the full text of the Act of Patzicia.
Monuments near the Act of Patzicia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 14, 2016
6. Monuments near the Act of Patzicia Marker
Near the marker are a bust of Justo Rufino Barrios and a monument to the new baktun (Mayan calendar cycle equal to about 394 solar years) on December 12, 2012.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 18, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5, 6. submitted on June 19, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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