"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." -http://whc.unesco.org
|Antigua, Calle Real|
|Antigua, Cerro de La Cruz|
Amazing view of Antigua in Guatemala!
Thank you so much Anita of Austria for these 2 UNESCO postcards! ^-^