Photos From Antigua, Part Two

Here are some more photos from Antigua, Guatemala..

The Cathedral de San Jose faces the main square.  Much of it is in ruins due to earthquakes, but the main facade facing the square has been restored:

 

Cathedral
Cathedral

 

The weekend market in front of the Ruinas El Carmen was a great place to see some of the local handicrafts and bargain with vendors.  I like this photo with the Volcano Agua in the background and the cirrus clouds:

 

Ruinas Carmen, vendors, and Agua Volcano
Ruinas Carmen, vendors, and Agua Volcano

 

Vendors outside Ruinas Carmen, Antigua Guatemala
Vendors outside Ruinas Carmen, Antigua Guatemala

 

I climbed the Cerro de la Cruz on the north side of Antigua.  The view was fantastic the morning I climbed it.   The volcanoes were quite visible.  The photo below shows Agua to the left, and Fuego to the right.  Fuego was erupting.  Antigua is below:

 

Volcanoes Agua and Fuego with Antigua below.
Volcanoes Agua and Fuego with Antigua below.

 

The classic view of Agua with the cross in front of it, from Cerro de la Cruz:

 

Agua volcano and cross with Antigua below.
Agua volcano and cross with Antigua below.

 

Here’s another view of Agua in the early morning.

 

Early morning street view with Agua, Antigua Guatemala
Early morning street view with Agua, Antigua Guatemala

 

The classic view of the Arco Santa Catalina with Agua behind it.  This is another early morning view.

 

Early morning street view with Arco Santa Catalina and Volcan Agua, Antigua Guatemala
Early morning street view with Arco Santa Catalina and Volcan Agua, Antigua Guatemala

 

Iglesia la Merced.  The church is beautiful, and the grounds inside can also be toured for a small fee.

 

Iglesia Merced, Antigua Guatemala
Iglesia Merced, Antigua Guatemala

 

The Santa Lucia church sits on a busy corner, where buses are constantly passing by.

 

Church and Bus, Antigua Guatemala
Santa Lucia Church and Bus, Antigua Guatemala

 

This house is the birthplace of Rafael Landivar, an important poet and Jesuit priest.

 

Ruined home, Antigua Guatemala
Ruined home, Antigua Guatemala

 

The Ermita la Santa Cruz is another ruined church on the east side of the city.  It was fenced off and not open, I took the photo standing on concrete traffic wall.

 

Ermita la Santa Cruz, Antigua Guatemala
Ermita la Santa Cruz, Antigua Guatemala

 

One last view of the Arco Santa Catalina, this time at dusk:

 

Arco Santa Catalina at dusk
Arco Santa Catalina at dusk

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