GUATEMALA

LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA

LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA

Antigua Guatemala, (photo shown above) the city was once known as La Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Los Caballeros de Guatemala, the name given to several cities which served as the capital of the Spanish colony of Guatemala. Originally, this name had been associated with the Kaqchikel Maya capital Iximche but after the Kaqchikel rebelled against the Spanish, the capital was refounded near the Volcán de Agua in what is today Ciudad Vieja. After a collapse of the crater of the Volcán de Agua, the city was destroyed by flooding and refounded in what is today known as Antigua in 1543. It was the capital until a disastrous major earthquake in 1773 damaged most of the city. The Spanish Crown ordered the Capital to be moved to a new location, which by the name "Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción" became the modern Guatemala City. In 1776 the old capital was ordered abandoned. Not everyone left, but from bustling capital it became a provincial town, filled with the ruins of former glory. It became known as "Antigua Guatemala", meaning "Old Guatemala".

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