Like many of Antigua, Guatemala’s landmark buildings the Catedral de Santiago has undergone numerous unplanned makeovers. Established in the 1500s it has endured earthquakes throughout the centuries. The beautiful facade contrasts with a modest interior. The details were forever lost following rebuilding.
Catedral de Santiago overlooks the heart of Antigua, Parque Central. Horse drawn carriages clip clop along the cobblestone streets surrounding the plaza, where locals and visitors put plenty of benches to good use under the shade of trees.
Shoe shiners seek out potential customers while Maya women sell textiles to tourists. After dark just as the mariachi bands start playing they head home on buses to the villages they call home.
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