For Christians, the season of Advent anticipates the coming of Christ from three different perspectives. “Since the time of Bernard of Clairvaux (d.1153) Christians have spoken of the three comings of Christ: in the flesh in Bethlehem, in our hearts daily, and in glory at the end of time.” The season offers the opportunity to […]
People gather around Barrio La Conception, Antigua Guatemala, on December 7 at 6pm for La Quema del Diablo, the burning the devil and bad spirits in a cleansing ceremony through the purifying power of fire. La Antigua Guatemala is one of the few places where you can get together with hundreds of people to burn the […]
Euphorbia pulcherrima, commonly known as a Christmas flower, shepherdess, crown of the Inca, Inca flower, pascuero, good night, Easter flower, federal star or poinsetia, among other words, is a plant of the family Euphorbiaceae, native to Mesoamerica, especially in southeastern Mexico and Guatemala. It is frequently used in gardening as a shrub, but mainly in […]
Sabías que El Cerro de la Cruz, anteriormente conocido como Cerro del Manchén, es una colina con una altitud que permite divisar la recordada ciudad de Santiago de los Caballeros, actualmente, La Antigua Guatemala.
Opposite the Church and Convent of the Poor Clare nuns – today, the Santa Clara monument (MAP E6) – at 2a Avenida Sur and 6a Calle Oriente in La Antigua, there’s a green space known as Parque La Unión, which has a picturesque meeting point: the enormous public water cistern and pila called “Tanque La Unión.” Its […]