San Pedro Hospital Church in Antigua, Guatemala

This is the church adjacent to San Pedro Hospital. They are superb examples of Antigüeño Baroque architecture designed by Nicolás de Cárcamo. Both are named in honor of Hermano Pedro de San José Betancur. During his short life from 1626 until 1667, the unrelenting and compassionate goal of this Franciscan missionary was to shelter and heal the poor, sick and homeless. Brother Pedro was the founder of this first hospital in Santiago de los Caballeros.


Iglesia San Pedro Apóstol, 6a. Calle Oriente No. 20, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala


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