Sunday, March 8, 2009

Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala

If you like espectacular cultural traditions you can't miss Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala, cobblestone streets surounded of color and magnificent procesiones, all in a small XVI century town with historic buildings, museums, restaurants, boutique hotels, shops and a spring weather all year round. Incredible!
We were there today and i got these colorful pics.


  1. Wow, that looks like quite a ceremony and the painting on the street, pretty cool.

    How old is that 1st building? By the looks of the water damage, it's been around quite awhile.

    Thanks for sharing. Looks like an interesting little town.


  2. The "painting" on the street actually is a "rug" made from colored sawdust. The building is the Palacio del Ayuntamiento, designed by Diego de Porres in 1743. It houses two museums; The Museo del Libro Antiguo and the Museo de Armas. This city was founded in the early 16th century. Built 1,500 m above sea-level, in an earthquake-prone region, it was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1773 but its principal monuments are still preserved as ruins, was declared World Heritage Site and Monument of the Americas by UNESCO. Former president Clinton and wife have been in Posada del Angel in their visits to Guatemala (see post February 16). Antigua is also home of the best coffees Guatemala produce.