Puente Los Esclavos, Cuilapa, Santa Rosa, Guatemala
Posted by: montegas
N 14° 15.184 W 090° 16.617
15P E 793837 N 1577433
Quick Description: Puente y Río Los Esclavos - Slaves Bridge
With nearly 500 years, still shows strong and still standing despite earthquakes in Guatemala.
Date Posted: 1/10/2011 6:47:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMAFXN
It has a curious legend ... It is said that in the past was planned completion and it was virtually impossible because of delays in its construction. However, one of the workers called upon the devil and made a deal ... his soul in exchange for seeing the work completed the next day.
At dawn, the bridge was completed but the character he repented of the bargain ...
The devil appeared to him and called him and after a struggle, the devil threw a kick that evaded the character and struck the bridge, tearing a piece of it ... Since then, it is said that no matter what they do to fix this piece, always falls ...
Cuilapa is located in the geographical center of the americas.
Xinca lordship of Santa Rosa, was the most gallant and brave during the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century. The conqueror Pedro de Alvarado took them as slaves for the military reduction in the current Cuzcatlán Republic of El Salvador. From this we derive the name of the town, the river and the bridge Slaves in the municipality of Cuilapa. There is evidence that these Indians were the first slaves were formally assigned by the conquerors in the place that now bears that name.
Physical Location (city, county, etc.): Cuilapa, Santa Rosa, Guatemala, C.A.
Road, Highway, Street, etc.: CA-1, Km 80 Carretera a el salvador
Water or other terrain spanned: Slaves River
Architect/Builder: Not listed
Construction Date: Not listed
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