This is a picture of Plaza España lit up for Christmas.
The hustory of the fountain at the center of this plaza told by my cousin Jorge, whose house I am at right now and where as I am blogging I am eating a delicious tamal is:
The fountain built in honor of Carlos III, circa 1773 was first in the central plaza of Guatemala city, identified as the place of public executions.
During the presidential period of Jose Maria Reyna Barrios the fountain was removed from that location and stored as you do any junk in your barn to later be found at the penitentiary in 1931 by Ernesto Vitteri and placed in its current location in a land donated by the Yurrita family.
This landmark was named Plazuela España until recently that the Spain Embassy petition that it be renamed Plaza Esapaña because Plazuela es pejorative, nevertheless it is still called by the majority of the people by its original name.
Sent from my mobile. CIAV, Cambiando Vidas