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Antigua Guatemala Market

While visiting Antigua Guatemala, a visit to Antigua’s Local Market is impossible to miss. If you are looking for that special souvenir, or simply some local produced fruits and veg, the central market has everything you can think of…

Iconic movie quote translated - Star Wars

It is a good idea to keep practicing your spanish language skills by translating some iconic quotes or phrases in movies. For this week, we would like to suggest Star Wars as reference to understand some expressions and how those should be translated to Spanish.

Santa Clara Church and Convent

Santa Clara Ruins (Convent and Church) is another iconic spot in Antigua Guatemala, a place you should not miss when visiting the city, its ruins are very pleasant for a stroll.

Guatemalan Cuisine - Part 2

Guatemala’s Cuisine has many traditional dishes, all of them have similarities but each one is unique at the same time.

Guatemalan Cuisine - Part 1

Several traditional foods in Guatemala’s Cuisine are based on Maya heritage, corn and beans are key ingredients play an important role.

Easter Week Carpets in Antigua Guatemala

The city of Antigua Guatemala leads the pack when it comes to Easter Week activities in Guatemala, with spectacular procesiones that are among the world’s most iconic.

Easter Week Schedule for 2018 Antigua Guatemala

Holly Week, according to the tradition of the Catholic Church, begins on Palm Sunday when Jesus enters Jerusalem and is received with palm leaves. The following are the dates based on the Gregorian calendar for 2018 Easter Week.

Guatemala Mayan Culture

The indigenous (Mayan) people have lived in Central America for many centuries, and Guatemala is the epicenter. They are one of the many Pre-Columbian native people of Mesoamerica. The have occupy Guatemala mostly, Yucatan Peninsula and Belize (theas last two were part of Guatemalan territory in the past).

Las Capuchinas Ruins Antigua Guatemala

This historic building was originally called "Convento e Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza" (Convent and Church of Our Lady of Zaragoza). It was built in 1736, this temple and convent is known today as Las Capuchinas.

Easter Week in Antigua Guatemala

Throughout Guatemala, Easter Week or Semana Santa as it is called in Spanish, is celebrated as one of the most significant and festive season on every religious and social calendar.

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