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Catedral de Santiago

Catedral de Santiago, Antigua Guatemala - founded in 1542
Catedral de Santiago, Antigua Guatemala - founded in 1542
Catedral de Santiago - Cathedral of St. James, Antigua Guatemala
Catedral de Santiago - Cathedral of St. James, Antigua Guatemala
The Cathedral was severely damaged in the 1773 earthquake and was later only partially rebuilt as a parish church
The Cathedral was severely damaged in the 1773 earthquake and was later only partially rebuilt as a parish church
Baroque fašade of the Catedral de Santiago, Antigua Guatemala
Baroque fašade of the Catedral de Santiago, Antigua Guatemala
Coat-of-Arms on the Catedral de Santiago
Coat-of-Arms on the Catedral de Santiago
Fašade sculpture, Catedral de Santiago
Fašade sculpture, Catedral de Santiago
Fašade sculpture, Catedral de Santiago
Fašade sculpture, Catedral de Santiago
Fašade sculpture, Catedral de Santiago
Fašade sculpture, Catedral de Santiago
Fašade sculpture, Catedral de Santiago
Fašade sculpture, Catedral de Santiago
Catedral de Santiago, Antigua Guatemala
Catedral de Santiago, Antigua Guatemala
The Catedral de Santiago is best seen in the late afternoon due to its position on the east side of the Parque Central
The Catedral de Santiago is best seen in the late afternoon due to its position on the east side of the Parque Central
Of the vast cathedral, only this small front portion, reoriented north-south, was rebuilt as the Parish Church of San JosÚ
Of the vast cathedral, only this small front portion, reoriented north-south, was rebuilt as the Parish Church of San JosÚ
Christ carrying the Cross, Parish Church of San JosÚ
Christ carrying the Cross, Parish Church of San JosÚ
Figure of Christ Entombed in a glass coffin
Figure of Christ Entombed in a glass coffin
Christ Entombed, Parish Church of San JosÚ
Christ Entombed, Parish Church of San JosÚ
Parish Church of San JosÚ (ex-Cathedral of St. James)
Parish Church of San JosÚ (ex-Cathedral of St. James)
Christ Bearing the Cross, Parish Church of San JosÚ
Christ Bearing the Cross, Parish Church of San JosÚ
The Crucifixion
The Crucifixion
The Crucifixion, Catedral de Santiago - Antigua Guatemala
The Crucifixion, Catedral de Santiago - Antigua Guatemala
Altar of the Parish Church of San JosÚ
Altar of the Parish Church of San JosÚ
The Cathedral was only partially rebuilt 1780-1820 because the capital had moved to the new Guatemala City
The Cathedral was only partially rebuilt 1780-1820 because the capital had moved to the new Guatemala City
The entrance to the cathedral ruins is on the south side off 5a Av Ote
The entrance to the cathedral ruins is on the south side off 5a Av Ote
Sculpture on the south side of the Cathedral
Sculpture on the south side of the Cathedral
Entrance to the ruins of the Cathedral of Santiago
Entrance to the ruins of the Cathedral of Santiago
The south side of the Catedral de Santiago with the entrance to the archaeological ruins
The south side of the Catedral de Santiago with the entrance to the archaeological ruins
The Cathedral was destroyed by earthquake in 1717, 1751, and finally in 1773
The Cathedral was destroyed by earthquake in 1717, 1751, and finally in 1773
The history of the Cathedral started in 1545, just 2 years after the city's founding
The history of the Cathedral started in 1545, just 2 years after the city's founding
Plan of the original Catedral de Santiago with the restored Iglesia de San JosÚ shown in red
Plan of the original Catedral de Santiago with the restored Iglesia de San JosÚ shown in red
Fifty domes aligned 5 across once formed the three aisles and side chapels
Fifty domes aligned 5 across once formed the three aisles and side chapels
Looking up through an elliptical opening at blue sky
Looking up through an elliptical opening at blue sky
Inside the ruins of the Cathedral of Santiago, Antigua Guatemala
Inside the ruins of the Cathedral of Santiago, Antigua Guatemala
Some of the former decoration has survived the centuries giving a hint at the cathedral's former grandeur
Some of the former decoration has survived the centuries giving a hint at the cathedral's former grandeur
A statue which managed to remain in position during the earthquake
A statue which managed to remain in position during the earthquake
Massive pieces of brick and masonry collapsed into the aisles
Massive pieces of brick and masonry collapsed into the aisles
High relief of an angel waving incense
High relief of an angel waving incense
Not all of the domes collapsed
Not all of the domes collapsed
Dome with the coat-of-arms of Castille y Leˇn
Dome with the coat-of-arms of Castille y Leˇn
A second dome with a coat-of-arms which survived the 1773 earthquake
A second dome with a coat-of-arms which survived the 1773 earthquake
Side aisle, Cathedral of Santiago
Side aisle, Cathedral of Santiago
Pendentive with a surviving relief of an angel
Pendentive with a surviving relief of an angel
The former high altar of the Cathedral of Santiago
The former high altar of the Cathedral of Santiago
The main asile, once covered by up to 10 domes is now open to the sky
The main asile, once covered by up to 10 domes is now open to the sky
The crypt below the main altar, Cathedral of Santiago
The crypt below the main altar, Cathedral of Santiago
Darkened crucifixion group in the surviving crypt of the Cathedral of Santiago
Darkened crucifixion group in the surviving crypt of the Cathedral of Santiago
Engraved stone dated MCMLX (1960) in the cathedral crypt
Engraved stone dated MCMLX (1960) in the cathedral crypt
St. John the Evangelist looking down from his perch
St. John the Evangelist looking down from his perch
Pendentives are structures which support round domes over square spaces
Pendentives are structures which support round domes over square spaces
Pendentive of the Cathedral of Santiago with a high relief carving of an angel
Pendentive of the Cathedral of Santiago with a high relief carving of an angel
Capital of a column supporting an arch in a side aisle
Capital of a column supporting an arch in a side aisle
North side aisle, Catedral de Santiago, Antigua Guatemala
North side aisle, Catedral de Santiago, Antigua Guatemala
Forest of pillars open to the sky, Antigua Guatemala
Forest of pillars open to the sky, Antigua Guatemala
Some restoration work must have been done to stabilize the ruins
Some restoration work must have been done to stabilize the ruins
Rectory courtyard on the north side of the Cathedral
Rectory courtyard on the north side of the Cathedral
Ruins adjacent to the cathedral, Antigua Guatemala
Ruins adjacent to the cathedral, Antigua Guatemala
Columns of a tumbled arcade
Columns of a tumbled arcade
Circular pattern illuminated on a wall of the ruined cathedral
Circular pattern illuminated on a wall of the ruined cathedral
Looking down the main aisle towards the former altar, Cathedral of Santiago, Antigua
Looking down the main aisle towards the former altar, Cathedral of Santiago, Antigua
Restored ancillary building on the southeast side of the cathedral, Antigua Guatemala
Restored ancillary building on the southeast side of the cathedral, Antigua Guatemala
Restored cathedral fašade facing Antigua Guatemala's Parque Central
Restored cathedral fašade facing Antigua Guatemala's Parque Central
Western fašade of the Catedral de Santiago
Western fašade of the Catedral de Santiago
Catedral de Santiago from the arcade of the Palacio de los Capitanes Generalles
Catedral de Santiago from the arcade of the Palacio de los Capitanes Generalles
A horse carriage passes in front of the Cathedral
A horse carriage passes in front of the Cathedral
The Cathedral from Parque Central as evening falls
The Cathedral from Parque Central as evening falls
The Catedral de Santiago illuminated at night, Antigua Guatemala
The Catedral de Santiago illuminated at night, Antigua Guatemala
Model of the Catedral de Santiago at its peak on display at Las Capuchinas
Model of the Catedral de Santiago at its peak on display at Las Capuchinas