San Francisco el Grande Church in Antigua, Guatemala - Encircle Photos

25 San Francisco el Grande Church in Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua was once the glamorous capital of Guatemala before two devastating earthquakes in the 1700s left it mostly abandoned. Now the ruins are a tourist attraction. Within eight-by-eight blocks, a visitor can walk along the narrow, cobblestone streets to see the remains of former churches, arches and plazas plus convents and monasteries. A stunning example is the San Francisco Church with its twisted columns, religious statues and bell towers. This Spanish-American Baroque monastery was built in 1702 and destroyed in 1773.

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San Francisco el Grande, Calle de los Pasos 6, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

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