It’s easy to forget, after a while, how close we live to an active volcano in La Antigua Guatemala. The volcano you see in the background is Volcán de Acatenango, which is a doble-cone volcano. To the left of Acatenango volcano is Volcán de Fuego (Fire Volcano) which is active and quite possibly the most dangerous volcano in Guatemala. There are 33 volcanoes in Guatemala, but only three are active. Often at night or during the day, we can hear Volcán de Fuego roaring as it expels lava and gases onto the sky.
The picture above, believe it or not, was taken at La Antigua Guatemala’s Central Park.
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