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.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

9 sites in this World Heritage

  • Antigua Guatemala
  • Finca "El Portal"
  • San Bartolomé Becerra
  • Finca Retana
  • Ciudad Vieja
  • San Miguel Escobar
  • San Pedro Las Huertas
  • San Juan del Obispo
  • San Cristobal "El Alto"

Antigua Guatemala

Finca "El Portal"

San Bartolomé Becerra

Finca Retana

Ciudad Vieja

San Miguel Escobar

San Pedro Las Huertas

San Juan del Obispo

San Cristobal "El Alto"

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DATA

Region
Latin America and the Caribbean
Country
Guatemala 
Category
Cultural
Name
Antigua Guatemala
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(iii)(iv)
Year of Registered
1979
Keyword
Registered in 1979