A Pictorial of the Cathedral of Antigua

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The impressive entrance

The history of this historic place of worship explains why she is only a small church on the interior, adjoining a massive ruin. The lovely lady of Antigua – the Catholic cathedral  – was built in 1541, but suffered multiple earthquakes for centuries. The last and most destructive occurred in 1773 – a series of quakes called the Santa Marta – left behind this haunting rumble. The beauty and size of the place, even in its ruined state, feels a bit overwhelming.

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A smallish but beautiful interior of the functioning cathedral
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One of the ruined domes
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The thickness of the wall is visible

Author: Kathy Lynn Hall

I've embarked on the lifestyle of vagabond as a solitary woman and I'm excited about sharing my experiences with you.

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