"Constructed to be earthquake..." Antigua Guatemala Local Custom Tip by la_beba

Antigua Guatemala Local Customs: 19 reviews and 41 photos


Constructed to be earthquake proof, it survived the great earthquake of Santa Marta six years later. The monastery, on the other hand, was completely ruin, in spite of its solid walls. In the 1800?s, its rubble was utilized to build the church in San Felipe de Jesus.
The beautiful altars that decorated the temple of La Merced before 1773, as well as the organ, are found today at La Merced Church of Guatemala City.

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  • Written Oct 4, 2002
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