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Santa Catarina Barahona in Municipality of Santa Catarina Barahona, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

Santa Catarina Barahona

 
 
Santa Catarina Barahona Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 2, 2016
1. Santa Catarina Barahona Marker
Inscription.
El pueblo de Santa Catalina Barahona
Fue fundado por Don Sancho Barahona,
uno de los Capitanes de Don Pedro Alvarado,
entre los años de 1530 a 1540
Su principal edificio es la Iglesia Parroquial dedicado a Santa Catalina Virgen y
Martir, Patrona de los Estudiantes
Este monumento fue un obsequio por los
quincuangenario a la Mplrad de
1943

English translation:
The town of Santa Catalina Barahona
was founded by Sancho Barahona,
one of Pedro Alvarado’s captains,
between the years 1530 to 1540.
The principal building is the Catholic Parish Church dedicated to Saint Catalina, Virgin and
Martyr, Patron Saint of Students.
This monument was a gift dedicated to the
50th anniversary of the Municipality
1943

 
Erected 1943 by Municipalidad de Santa Catarina Barahona.
 
Location. 14° 33.097′ N, 90° 47.19′ W. Marker is in Santa Catarina Barahona, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of Santa Catarina Barahona. Touch for map. The marker and monument are to the right of the Catholic church of Santa Catarina Barahona. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Catarina Barahona, Sacatepéquez 03016, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this
Santa Catarina Barahona Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 2, 2016
2. Santa Catarina Barahona Marker
The marker is part of a monument topped by a bust of Justo Rufino Barrios. Weathered writing on the bust probably said "30 de Junio de 1871", the date of that the Liberal forces led by Barrios and Granados entered Guatemala City. To the left of the monument is an elaborate bronze dedication marker to various past public works.
marker, measured as the crow flies. Tragic Accident in San Antonio Aguas Calientes (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Juanito Cucuy Taj (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); General Justo Rufino Barrios (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); Founding of the First Capital of Guatemala (approx. 3.9 kilometers away); Doña Beatriz de la Cueva (approx. 4 kilometers away); 100th Anniversary of the Cross of San Bartolomé Becerra (approx. 4.1 kilometers away); The Esquisuchil Medicinal Tree (Bourreria huanita) (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); Rafael Landívar (approx. 5.2 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Santa Catarina Barahona. At some point since the construction of the marker in 1943 the town's name changed from Santa Catalina (the patron saint mentioned on the marker) to Santa Catarina (the town and municipality's present official name).
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
The Catholic Church of Santa Catarina Barahona image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 2, 2016
3. The Catholic Church of Santa Catarina Barahona
The church is directly to the left of the marker and monument.
Bust and monument of Sancho Barahona image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 2, 2016
4. Bust and monument of Sancho Barahona
Also on the town square is this bust and monument of Sancho Barahona. It previously had a historical marker, now missing. The lower marker is a dedicatory marker from the Municipal Administration of 1996-2000.
Restored Colonial-era fountain of Santa Catarina Barahona image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 2, 2016
5. Restored Colonial-era fountain of Santa Catarina Barahona
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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