Guatemala - Antigua Guatemala

"Antigua, the capital of the Captaincy-General of Guatemala, was founded in the early 16th century. Built 1,500 m above sea-level, in an earthquake-prone region, it was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1773 but its principal monuments are still preserved as ruins. In the space of under three centuries the city, which was built on a grid pattern inspired by the Italian Renaissance, acquired a number of superb monuments." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Colonial Antigua. Thanks to Oscar of Guatemala. Postmarked June 16, 2014 and arrived in Penang island on July 20, 2014.







Postcard 2
San Francisco Church in Antigua with the awesome volcano in the background. Thanks to Angelika of USA who visited Guatemala.






Postcard 3
Colonial city of Antigua, Guatemala. Postmarked January 18, 2012 and arrived in Penang on February 9, 2012. Thanks to PJSubway of USA who was travelling to Guatemala.








Postcard 4
Arco de Santa Catarina, Antigua, Guatemala. I bought this postcard at Guatemala Pavilion at 2010 Shanghai World Expo, China in October 2010.




Postcard 5
What an amazing postcard of colonial town of Antigua in Guatemala. This postcard was mailed from neighboring Belize. Thanks so much Andy of Singapore for this exceptional postcard.


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