Antigua Guatemala World Heritage Site

Official name
Antigua Guatemala | UNESCO
Country
Guatemala | Map
Continent
North America
Location
Department of Sacatepéquez, Panchoy Valley
14.5666° Lat, -90.6666° Lon | Map
Code
65
Time Zone
, CST -0600
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1979. 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.