Ciudad Vieja’s New Square

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Ciudad Vieja New Square

Over two years ago, I shared with you the new look of the square right across from the temple of Ciudad Vieja. I was happily surprised of all the new improvements done around the town. The plazuela right in front of the Ciudad Vieja’s cathedral was the most visual impact of all the renovations around Ciudad Vieja in 2012. Compare it with today’s picture and see how much better it looks now that all the plants and trees are at full size.

Here’s an overview about the town of Ciudad Vieja that I have posted before in case you need a refreshment.

Ciudad Vieja was the second colonial capital of the Guatemala. 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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