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Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
 

Rafael Landívar

 
 
Rafael Landívar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 6, 2016
1. Rafael Landívar Marker
Inscription.
¡Salve cara parens dulcis Guatemala salve!
Delicium vitae fons el origo meae…

Poeta y escritor guatemalteco. Nació en la ciudad de Santiago de Guatemala el 27 de octubre de 1731. Estudió sus primeras letras en el seno de su hogar e ingresó posteriormente al Colegio de San Francisco de Borja en la Compañía de Jesús.
Es reconocido por su obra Rusticatio Mexicana, que exalta las bondades y colores de la tierra que lo vió nacer.
Murió el 27 de septiembre de 1793 en Bolonia Italia.

De su casa se conserva únicamente un salón abovedado con gárgolas de piedra tallada y vestigios de mampostería atribuidos al siglo XVIII.

El monumento a Rafael Landivar fue edificado por la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala en 1953. De estilo mudéjar, con arcos mixtilíneos, guarda las cenizas del poeta. Fueron repatriadas por el Gobierno de Guatemala 157 años después de su muerte.

English translation:
I salute you my sweet Guatemala!
The origin and treat of my life!

Guatemalan poet and writer. He was born in the city of Santiago de Guatemala (now Antigua) on October 27, 1731. He studied first with his family at home and then at the College of San Francisco Borja with the Company of Jesus (Jesuits).
He is known primarily for his work Rusticatio Mexicana, which describes the goodness
Rafael Landívar Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 6, 2016
2. Rafael Landívar Marker
The marker looks towards Alameda Santa Lucía, with the poet's tomb in the background. It is to the right of a small attendant's booth.
and colors of the land of his birth.
He died on September 27, 1793 in Bologna, Italy.
Of his house only a large, vaulted main room survives, with gargoyles of sculpted stone and the remains of walls attributed to the 18th Century.

The monument to Rafael Landívar was built by the University of San Carlos of Guatemala in 1953. Built in the Mudéjar Style, with mixed, but curved, arches, it houses the ashes of the poet. They were repatriated by the Government of Guatemala 157 years after his death.

 
Location. 14° 33.387′ N, 90° 44.291′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez. Marker is on Alameda de Santa Lucía just north of 5a Calle Poniente, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Rafael Landívar (within shouting distance of this marker); Tribute to Ana Guerra de Jesus (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); House of Bernal Díaz del Castillo (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Workers Night School of Antigua Guatemala (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Captain Braulio Laguardia Morales (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Adrian Recinos Born in this House
Tomb of Rafael Landívar image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 6, 2016
3. Tomb of Rafael Landívar
The tomb is in the Mudéjar Style, as noted in the marker.
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Sculptor Quirio Cataño (approx. half a kilometer away); The Fountain of Antigua's Central Park (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicColonial Era
 
Tomb of Rafael Landívar with a bust by Rodolfo Galeotti Torres. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 6, 2016
4. Tomb of Rafael Landívar with a bust by Rodolfo Galeotti Torres.
A stained glass window at Rafael Landívar's tomb. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 6, 2016
5. A stained glass window at Rafael Landívar's tomb.
The latin inscription, translated to English, is: This will always be with me, native nourishment of love; and in narrow circumstances, sweet relief to be.
Stained glass with lines from Landívar's Rusticatio Mexicana inside his tomb. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 6, 2016
6. Stained glass with lines from Landívar's Rusticatio Mexicana inside his tomb.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 25, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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