Antigua Lent Processions: Jesús de Santa Inés

2011 Jesús de Santa Inés Procession by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

The village of Santa Inés is located on the edge of La Antigua Guatemala, to the right of the road that takes you to Guatemala City. I shared with you a photograph of the road taken from Santa Inés on April 1, 2011. I would venture to say that because Santa Inés village is located on the exit road to Guatemala City many people do take the time to visit, myself included. It’s a shame because Santa Inés has an interesting layout, mostly a strip on a downhill. Also, Santa Inés is very rich and colorful with a strong sense of community as these photos show.

I will try to convince Nelo to share his photos of all the other velaciones and processions from the other villages or churches for the upcoming weekend; with three more days of Semana Santa photos we’ll be in tune for the Holy Week which is fast approaching upon us.

All photos by Leonel [Nelo] Mijangos

© 2011, Rudy Giron. All rights reserved.

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  • Eric

    You know what the best thing is about the villages around La Antigua ? There is always one more to visit !
    Thanks Rudy and Nelo … I took a walk into, I think it was, San Antonio (?) on my last visit, but on the next voyage, I’ve got to see these other places. And I need a pair of boots, too (Arturo’s suggestion, I believe), Y un tecolote, y….una mochila mas grande.
    I don’t know, Rudy, maybe this ‘LAGDP’ thing is not such a good idea. How are your readers supposed to visit even half of these places ?

    • @Eric, I don’t know about all the LAGDP readers, but I am sure you will move down to Guatemala so you’ll have no excuses of not having enough time to visit everything. 🙂