Have you visited Ciudad Vieja Lately?

Rudy Giron: AntiguaDailyPhoto.com &emdash; Ciudad Vieja Cathedral

Ask yourself, when was the last time I visited Ciudad Vieja? If it’s been a while, perhaps it is time to put it in your list of places visit soon. Especially around the Christmas season since Ciudad Vieja has all kinds activities and events for the season, such as their patron town fair around December 8.

Ciudad Vieja was the second colonial capital of the country. Ciudad Vieja is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Sacatepéquez. Don’t forget to also visit San Miguel Escobar which is the modern name for the district that contains the ruins of the second colonial capital of the Guatemala region. The Spaniards founded their capital here in 1527, after their previous capital at Tecpán Guatemala became untenable. The city was destroyed by a catastrophic lahar from Volcan de Agua in 1541, and the survivors had no choice but to abandon the site. Source: Wikipedia.

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