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Antigua, Guatemala

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Antigua, the capital 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. – UNESCO

World Heritage
Antigua was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. It served as the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala.
https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/65

Elsewhere on the Web
TripAdvisor

Government
http://muniantigua.com
https://www.facebook.com/muniantigua
https://twitter.com/muniantigua

La Aurora International Airport
http://dgac.gob.gt
La_Aurora_International_Airport

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Wikipedia
Antigua_Guatemala

Planeta.com

Guatemala

Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala City)

World Heritage

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