Death of Pedro de Alvarado, impact in the city


In 1541 Pedro de Alvarado died in Mexico. This new traveled to the kingdom of Guatemala causing sadness between the Spanish people. His old companions in battle remember him with pain and started wondering about the future of the colony. In the contrary, native people cherish hope of a best future.

Pedro de Alvarado´s family cried his death, standing out his wife Doña Beatriz. She gave the order to paint the house in black and cried for days, she even isolated in her house without eating or sleeping.

Nature joined to the sadness of the city when started raining. Under this rain, the city council gathered to deliberate the government of the kingdom.

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