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Museums in la Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala, with its many attractive, activities and touristic centers, it also has impressive museums to soak up a little history. • Museo Casa de la Cultura: This museum is located on the corner of 4ª. Avenida Norte y 4a. Calle Oriente. La Casa de la Cultura, works as a center for cultural and...

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10 Important Archaeological Sites in Guatemala

When you come to Guatemala, you probably don’t imagine the huge amount of activities that you can experience and the many archaeological sites that you can visit. We have created a list of places, that any good tourist must know in Guatemala.  1. Tikal Nothing you can read – and there certainly has been...

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The Beginning of Lent: Ash Wednesday

On Wednesday, February 10th, in almost all the Catholic churches everywhere around Guatemala, Ash Wednesday (Miércoles de Ceniza) is celebrated. For many Christian traditions, this day marks the beginning of Lent, the period of 40 days of preparation to relive the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Ash (ceniza in Spanish, from the Latin...

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The Monument of San Agustín

In between 7a Avenida and 5a Calle Poniente in La Antigua you will find a monument that belonged to the convent of the patriarch and doctor San Agustín (and the mendicant order of the same name). It was the Prelate of this order – Don Francisco de Ibarra – who asked the Town Council to...

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The Pre-Hispanic Art of Guatemalan Textiles

La Antigua Guatemala is home to a trove of treasures; amongst which the elaborate weavings found in stores or sold by street vendors (along with an infinity of other interesting knickknacks) stand out. Indigenous women weavers still use the traditional backstrap loom that requires the weaver to sit or kneel down in a particular position...

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The Pilgrim Fountain

As you walk into the Franciscan monastery of this colonial town (otherwise known as the ruins of San Francisco), you might have the impression as you walk through the patio of the first set of cloisters that something is missing. If you really look at the space and the shape of the patio it’s easy...

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Casa Popenoe

Around the year 1560, on a lot where 6a Calle Oriente meets 1a Avenida Sur, a house was built by Jacomé de Piña. This house did not last long, and by 1615, the lot was again empty. Around 1650, another house was built on the site by a priest named Juan de Torres. Various...

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Monumento 21 de Bilbao

Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa is a Municipality in the Department of Escuintla that is located 34km from the regional capital and 90km from Guatemala City. This Municipality is home to various archeological sites in amongst the cane fields – some of them visible to the naked eye and others underneath the earth – that have...

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Antigua’s Central Park

It has been well known for a while that the Parque Central in Antigua has been in need of an urgent renovation. This attractive park needed to be organized and beautified; especially bearing in mind the grand manner in which it was constructed during one of several periods in which my Grandfather – Manuel...

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Where to find books in La Antigua?

In this small but comprehensive list we’re going to let you into the secret of whereabouts you can find the new and second-hand books that could prove to be just what you need for a rainy day. Right opposite the Parque Central, inside the Casa del Conde (MAP C4), you’ll find a small space...

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