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Guatemala City in Municipality of Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
 

First Cathedral in Guatemala City

 
 
First Cathedral in Guatemala City Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
1. First Cathedral in Guatemala City Marker
Inscription.
Esta fue la
primera catedral de Guatemala
en el
Valle de la Virgen
Homenaje
de los
Senadores de la J.C.I. de Guatemala
1972

English translation:
This was the first cathedral
in the Valley of the Virgin in Guatemala
Tribute from the J.C.I. Senators
1972

 
Erected 1972 by Junior Chamber International.
 
Location. 14° 38.439′ N, 90° 30.569′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Marker is at the intersection of 8a Calle and 10a Avenida, on the right when traveling west on 8a Calle. Touch for map. The marker is to the left of the entrance to the Rectoría Santa Rosa. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Murder of Abner Abdiel Hernandez Orellana (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala City (about 210 meters away); Doctor Adolfo Mijangos López (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Students Massacred on April 12, 1962 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Julio and Enrique de la Riva
First Cathedral in Guatemala City Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
2. First Cathedral in Guatemala City Marker
The marker is to the left of the main entrance to the church, although very similar to the wall color and hard to see.
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Memorial to the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Tragedy of the “Safe Home Virgen de la Asunción” (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); National Day of Dignity for the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding First Cathedral in Guatemala City. Guatemala City became the capital of Guatemala in 1776 after a series of earthquakes led authorities to move from Santiago de los Caballeros (today La Antigua Guatemala). This church was completed in 1786 and was near to the central park, so it was used as the Catholic cathedral from 1787 until 1815. At that time construction was completed on the current cathedral on the central plaza.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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