La Gran Francia

La Gran Francia (HM2GKI)

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N 11° 55.757', W 85° 57.212'

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 La Gran FranciaLa primera construcción de lo sería "La Gran Francia" se remonta a los primeros años de la existencia de la ciudad de Granada, hacia el año de 1524. Esta edificación, mucho más modesta que la existente, era una vivienda colonial de un piso. A pesar del incendio sufrido y la casi total destrucción de Granada en 1856 por órdenes del filibustero William Walker, la casona sobrevivió. Con ánimo y espíritu de reconstrucción, "La Gran Francia" se elevó hacia las alturas - con dos plantas - y resurgió
reconstruida, conservando su estilo y presentando la configuración actual, de la que se ha podido disfrutar desde 1865, fecha aproximada de la reconstrucción de la ciudad incendiada. La casona debe su nombre a su más famoso habitante, el duque francés, Georges Choisseul Praslín, cuya dramática historia parece sacada de una novela. Tras asesinar a su esposa, el duque de Praslín, ayudada por el Rey Louis Phillipe de Francia, finge su suicidio y huye a Nicaragua, viviendo en la ciudad de Granada en "La Gran Francia". En el invierno de 1772, tras varios años de



abandono, la pared suroeste de la casa se derrumbó completamente. En ese mismo año comenzó la ardua reconstrucción del inmueble, siendo fiel a su auténtico estilo colonial, devolviéndole su majestuosidad original, la cual hoy puede apreciarse en todo su esplendor. English translation:La Gran FranciaThe first construction of what would be "La Gran Francia" dates back to the first years of the existence of the city of Granada, around the year 1524. This building, much more modest than the existing one, originally was a one-story colonial dwelling. Despite the fire and the almost total destruction of Granada in 1856 by orders of the filibuster William Walker, the house survived. With a spirit of reconstruction, "La Gran Francia" was rebuilt to new heights - with two floors, retaining its style and presenting its current configuration, which has been enjoyed since 1865, the approximate date of the reconstruction of the burned-out city. The house owes its name to its most famous inhabitant, the French Duke, Georges Choisseul Praslín, whose dramatic story seems to be taken from a novel. After assassinating his wife, the Duke of Praslín, aided by King Louis Phillipe of France, faked his suicide and fled to Nicaragua, living in the city of Granada in "La Gran Francia". In the winter of 1772, after several years of neglect,



the southwest wall of the house completely collapsed. In that same year once again began the arduous reconstruction of the building, faithful to its authentic colonial style, returning to it its original majesty which today can be appreciated in all its splendor.
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Date Added Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 11:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16P E 613952 N 1318949
Decimal Degrees11.92928333, -85.95353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 11° 55.757', W 85° 57.212'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds11° 55' 45.42" N, 85° 57' 12.72" W
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