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Churches and Convents of Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala is a magical place where you can relax and enjoy your time with friends, loved one and family. Here you can find pictures of the churches and convents of Antigua Guatemala, some of them destroyed by the 1774 earthquake.

Capuchinas Convent and Church in Antigua Guatemala

Capuchinas Convent and Church in Antigua Guatemala

Capuchinas Convent and Church in Antigua Guatemala, is located on the 2nd Avenue North and East 2nd Street. Inside is preserved the memory of their wonderful old facilities. The Convent of Capuchinas is a very visited place and is one of the key points for the cameras of visitors. You must visit this place.

Convent of Santa Catalina Mártir in Antigua Guatemala

Convent of Santa Catalina Mártir in Antigua Guatemala

The purpose of this convent was of reclusion, it means that the nuns who performed votes had to avoid any contact with the people of the city in general, therefore the arch of Santa Catalina in Antigua Guatemala emerges as a need to not be seen, it’s located in the street that is named Calle del Arco. Great!

Ruins of San José el Viejo in Antigua Guatemala

Ruins of San José el Viejo in Antigua Guatemala

These ruins are located three blocks away of the south part of the Central Park in Antigua Guatemala. The facade of these ruins shows the damage caused by the different earthquakes that occurred in Antigua Guatemala.  Nevertheless, the damages that occurred are not problem for us to appreciate the beauty of the Ruins of San José el Viejo.

Ermita de la Santa Cruz in Antigua Guatemala

Ermita de la Santa Cruz in Antigua Guatemala

La Ermita de la Santa Cruz in Antigua Guatemala is known as a work art. Is disabled and the people only can appreciate it from the outside. La Ermita de la Santa Cruz is surrounded of trees to difference of the other temples. You should visit this Church.

Convent La Concepción in Antigua Guatemala

Convent La Concepción in Antigua Guatemala

The Concepción Convent was the first convent for woman in Antigua Guatemala in the year 1729. This convent as many others in La Antigua Guatemala was destroyed by the earthquake of 1774.

Now what remains of the convent stands out right in the exit of the colonial city.

Ruins of San José el Viejo Church in Antigua Guatemala

Ruins of San José el Viejo Church in Antigua Guatemala

Located on the 5th street south and the 8th street Poniente. The Ruins of San José el Viejo are surrounded of silence and peace. This is a very calmed part of the city. This monument was indented to be a real piece of art, designed by Alonso de Paz.

The Cathedral Church in Antigua Guatemala

The Cathedral Church in Antigua Guatemala

The Antigua Guatemala Cathedral of San Jose is located in the center of Antigua Guatemala, in front of the Central Park where the archidiocesis of Guatemala is located. It has suffered several changes in its structure over time. In its interior we can appreciate a beautiful golden atrium, and several colonial images and domes of great height.

Ruins of the Church of Candelaria in Antigua Guatemala

Ruins of the Church of Candelaria in Antigua Guatemala

This is one of the churches that show the most damage from the great earthquake of Antigua Guatemala.

Fountain with water is a purifying element, located in the Capuchinas Convent

Fountain with water is a purifying element, located in the Capuchinas Convent

Fountains can be from different sizes, small, medium and large. By placing a fountain with moving water, it will increase the humidity of the air, creating an excellent atmosphere. This fountain is located in the Capuchinas Convent in Antigua Guatemala.

Water in the fountain of Capuchinas Convent in Antigua Guatemala

Water in the fountain of Capuchinas Convent in Antigua Guatemala

The water is a very important source of life for humans, plants and animals. This picture shows some drops of water coming out from one side of the fountain in the center of the jard of the Capuchinas Church and Convent in Antigua Guatemala.

Dark tunnel in Capuchinas Convent and Church in Antigua Guatemala

Dark tunnel in Capuchinas Convent and Church in Antigua Guatemala

This dark tunnel captures a great perspective of the Capuchinas Church and Convent in Antigua Guatemala. Many stories about this tunnel surround the place. You have to visit that to see this wonder by yourself.

Hermano Pedro Church in Antigua Guatemala

Hermano Pedro Church in Antigua Guatemala

Is located in the corner of the 6th avenue south Antigua Guatemala. The name of this church in Antigua Guatemala is related to Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur (Santo Hermano Pedro). The purpose of this church in those days was to give hospitalary assitance.

Candles in the reception of the Hotel Casa Santo Domingo in Antigua Guatemala

Candles in the reception of the Hotel Casa Santo Domingo in Antigua Guatemala

This candles picture was taken in the reception of the Casa Santo Domingo Hotel Antigua Guatemala, where you will also find sculptures in every corner and you can visit the museums with amazing pieces of the mayan and colonial time.

Church Hermano Pedro in Antigua Guatemala

Church Hermano Pedro in Antigua Guatemala

Take a look at this beauty of colonial architecture, as we all know the purpose of the church was to provide hospital services. Once this work ended, began to receive the first patients. It is very well lit at night by which is irresistible to the lenses of photographers.

Ermita del Santo Calvario in Antigua Guatemala

Ermita del Santo Calvario in Antigua Guatemala

La Ermita del Santo Calvario in Antigua Guatemala, is a very important part in the story because it witnessed the life of Santo Hermano Pedro. Inside are works by artists such as Antonio Montúfar and Thomas Merlo. In the back garden there is a tree called Espisuchil, planted by the Proper Santo Hermano Pedro.

La Merced Church in Antigua Guatemala

La Merced Church in Antigua Guatemala

It is located on the 1st Street West and 6th Avenue North, three blocks from Central Park, along Arch Street. Visit this architectural gem is mandatory, its facade stands out among the rest for its abundant details. Its doors are open to the public. Does not exist another temple with this special yellow color that characterizes it.

Capuchinas Convent and Church in Antigua Guatemala
Convent of Santa Catalina Mártir in Antigua Guatemala
Ruins of San José el Viejo in Antigua Guatemala
Ermita de la Santa Cruz in Antigua Guatemala
Convent La Concepción in Antigua Guatemala
Ruins of San José el Viejo Church in Antigua Guatemala
The Cathedral Church in Antigua Guatemala
Ruins of the Church of Candelaria in Antigua Guatemala
Fountain with water is a purifying element, located in the Capuchinas Convent
Water in the fountain of Capuchinas Convent in Antigua Guatemala
Dark tunnel in Capuchinas Convent and Church in Antigua Guatemala
Hermano Pedro Church in Antigua Guatemala
Candles in the reception of the Hotel Casa Santo Domingo in Antigua Guatemala
Church Hermano Pedro in Antigua Guatemala
Ermita del Santo Calvario in Antigua Guatemala
La Merced Church in Antigua Guatemala

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