Antigua Churches: Iglesia de Guadalupe

Antigua Churches: Iglesia de Guadalupe

Yes, believe it or not there is a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church in La Antigua Guatemala. Interesting enough, though, for the Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations on December 12, Iglesia de La Merced is the main venue where everyone goes and take their children dressed in native Guatemalan garments. Also, the Retablo, Reredo for Our Lady of Guadalupe is housed within the San Francisco El Grande church, the official location of Virgen de Guadalupe. To be honest, I don’t know for what purposes they use this church; does anybody know?

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  • Eric

    Don’t know what this particular church is used for, but I am curious as to where it is in La Antigua. I couldn’t have passed this without taking a few photos myself. I can’t remember ever seeing it. Was it right in front of me during my walks around the city? Was I too busy looking at other sites, or was I too occupied with a cup of the world’s best coffee? What do you say, Rudy – I usually stay near San Francisco El Grande, and I know La Merced, but where is this church?

    • @Eric, the Iglesia de Guadalupe is about two blocks south of San Francisco El Grande church; it’s part of the Plaza a La Paz complex.

  • Melissa

    Rudy I’m curious to see how La Iglesia de Guadalupe looks inside, is it well preserve or is it empty?

    • @Melissa, to be honest, I don’t know, I have never been inside Iglesia de Guadalupe. I will add it to my to-do list. Stay tune.