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Stations of the Cross

1500's church in Antigua Photo, Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua celebrates Easter like no other city in Guatemala and draws great crowds for its Semana Santa holy week to view its processions across streets richly embellished in flower petal mozaics.

Churches also are decorated, often with crosses of flowers. Some of the oldest religious structures date back to the 1500's including a series of stone shelters representing the Stations of the Cross. Beautifully carved and numbered in stone with Roman numerals, these stone shelters were journeyed to on foot by worship minded Spanish priests and monks of centuries past.

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