13. 05. 2012.

UNESCO - Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua is a colonial town situated in the central highlands of Guatemala, famous for its well-preserved baroque architecture and (ruins of) colonial churches. It was the third capital of Guatemala in the 16th century, when it prospered until a devastating earthquake of 1717 when much of its magnificent architecture was destroyed. This beautiful postcard shows Calle de Los Pasos :)
Nowdays the city is renowned for its many language schools, a perfect spot to start or brush up on your Spanish :)
The long-standing gap in my collection called 'central america' was nicely filled in the last year or so - I only still miss Honduras. Thanks goes to Florencia and her trip this winter :) The Guatemalan Post cancellations are among the coolest I've ever seen!

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