— Travelogue —
OUR SPANISH COLONIAL heritage is at full display in Antigua: a city that was frozen in time and now offers a glimpse into the architectural and urban richness of colonial life. Having grown up in Guatemala, I began to truly appreciate Antigua after my studies at Notre Dame. Nowadays, living just a stone’s throw away, I visit as often as possible, and every time there is a new lesson, a new detail, a new restaurant or coffee shop, that reminds me just how fortunate Guatemala is for having this 500-year-old city as part of our heritage.
I love exploring Antigua’s courtyards: residential, monastic and civic alike, all are a masterful display of scale and articulation.
The surrounding volcanoes provide a natural spectacle visible from every rooftop and street.