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Destroyed twice by earthquakes, this 1548 church was rebuilt in the 1700s to withstand earthquakes and boasts a lovely yellow façade and a huge stone fountain, reputed to be the largest in Central America.
The effigy of Jesus Christ holding the cross that was carved in 1650 is breathtaking just from a history standpoint alone. Then the fact that it has withstood time. I especially like the contrast of the two bellowers from many of the historical church styles...More
I attended classes at Maximo Nivel and I lived in le Manchen so I would pass this church daily. It always had something going on, from special services to a holy celebration in early May. People were dressed in Mayan garbs, there was a procession,...More
I very much enjoy walking through the church to see the ancient paintings, decor, stations of the cross, etc. At times you may even see a sample of the afombras that adorn the streets of Antigua during Holy Week. I recommend no flash if you...More
I just had to get a close up picture of the front of this church because the detail does not show from a distance. There are white lillies in terracotta climbing up like a vine. I never saw anything like it before. Positively beautiful.
The yellow and white intricately detailed exterior of this Jesuit Baroque church built in 1545 was the real draw for us, while the interior was rather plain in comparison. The very historic church was one of the first monasteries in the area. Unfortunately this was...More