Travel and stay in Guatemala
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The present-day Antigua Guatemala, originally named as named Santiago de los Caballeros, was founded on March 10, 1543 on the Panchoy Valley. It served as the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala, which included the current states of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, besides modern state of Chiapas in Mexico, forContinue reading “Antigua Guatemala”
Lake Atitlan is absolutely one of the most enchanting places in Guatemala. Located high on the mountains, at an altitude of 1,562 m and contoured by three 80,000 years old volcanoes, Lake Atitlan is full of magic, ready to be discovered, deeply lived and carried in the heart and soul.
Tikal was the capital of one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya civilization. The development of this area started around the 4th century BC and extended to reach its apogee in the Classic Period, from 200 to 900 CE. The end of Tikal is associated with a gradual population decline, culminating withContinue reading “Tikal – The mysteries of the Maya”