Here’s your illustrated Spanish word of the day: Catedral for cathedral.
Here’s the freckled look of the façade of the Saint Joseph parish in Antigua Guatemala [Parroquía de San José], commonly and erroneously known as Catedral de Antigua Guatemala.
By the way, in case you don’t know it, in the Roman Catholic religion, a cathedral is the seat of a bishop, thus serving as the central church of a diocese, conference, or episcopate. In the case of Antigua Guatemala, the Parroquía de San José also known informally as catedral, belongs to the Arquidiócesis de Santiago de Guatemala [Archdiocese of Guatemala]. Lots of us still call it cathedral because it was a cathedral at one point in its history.
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