The slogan of Antigua Guatemala is “La ciudad de las perpetual rosas” which translate as “the city of the perpetual roses” more or less. However, I believe that bougainvillea flowers are found more often in gardens, above walls, on river banks, in coffee plantations, in the cemetery, et cetera. Literally, bougainvillea flowers are everywhere all year long, making these colorful flowers the perfect recipient for the perpetual part of the slogan.
Also, I believe that the colorful bougainvillea flowers make La Antigua Guatemala the most florida town in Guatemala, what do you think?
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