Visiting Antigua Guatemala Churches

Visiting Antigua Guatemala Churches, Antigua, Guatemala (B)

Someone told me while I was in Antigua that there are 37 churches in Antigua Guatemala! Now I didn’t go around counting, and I didn’t visit each one. What else they don’t tell you but is pretty easy to figure out is that many or most of these churches are not operating churches and are ruins from the earthquakes that happened in the 1700s. The many earthquakes forced the government to move the capital from Antigua to what is now Guatemala City. The result is that the entire town of Antigua Guatemala is a UNESCO World Heritage site. I could have spent another week visiting the churches in Antigua Guatemala, but I ran out of time. However, I saw plenty of them. Here is my list of the churches or ruins you should see on a trip to Antigua Guatemala.

This was my favorite ruin of all the churches in Antigua. It is so beautiful inside, and I think it is one of the most underrated things to do in Antigua Guatemala. The ruins have been restored without losing their ruin like appearance, but best of all they have created a beautiful garden inside. The flowers are amazing, and there are two working fountains inside. It was also clear that they were doing some work to make portions of it more stable and to make more areas accessible to the public. Of the few other people inside, most were relaxing enjoying the weather. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visiting Antigua Guatemala Churches
Guide Location: Guatemala » Antigua
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tiffany Schureman
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Santa Clara Church and Convent
  • Iglesia de La Merced
  • San Pedro
  • Iglesia El Carmen
  • Iglesia and Convent de las Capuchinas
  • Antigua Guatemala Cathedral
  • Escuela de Cristo
  • Iglesia de San Francisco
  • La Recolección Convent