Street in Antigua, Guatemala
Founded in the 16th century in an area prone to earthquakes, Antigua was the capital of Guatemala. Because it had been destroyed many times by earthquakes it was decided the capital would move to a different location known today as Guatemala City. Many buildings were destroyed by a major earthquake in 1773. Three centuries later, you can still see preserved ruins of the disaster throughout the town, as well as admire the colourful colonial architecture.
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