This is the façade of the humble parish of Antigua Guatemala, parroquia in Spanish. You have probably seen it while walking around Parque Central, that’s the main square in case you just arrived.
Some trivia information you should know about this temple. It was made into a cathedral in 1743. It was at this event that coffee was officially drank in Guatemala. It lost it’s title of Cathedral of Santiago de Guatemala when the city was move the the NEW Guatemala. In fact, the cathedral in zona 1, historic center still bears the name of Cathedral of Santiago de Guatemala. Most of the edifice is a crumble state, except for the front part right behind the façade.
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