Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala, was the capital of the country. It had to move to Guatemala City today due to the great earthquakes of Santa Marta that devastated the city in 1773. It is located approximately 2 hours from the Guatemalan capital with an air of colonial town and a great indigenous influence that is breathed in every corner.

During Holy Week Antigua Guatemala is transformed, since the processions are held in one of the most fervent representations in the world. The people delivered in the representations, the full streets and a lot of color and tradition in the streets of Antigua.

I am not a religious person, even less a Catholic one but I do am a person of faith and see more than 300 men carrying an altar of many tons with children in their arms is an act of belive that inspires.

 

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