Friday, February 7, 2014

Antigua Guatemala

The city of Antigua in Guatamala is known as the best-preserved Spanish colonial city in Central America. It was founded in the early 16th century, 1,500 m above sea-level, in an earthquake-prone region.
Volcán de Agua or the Water Volcano is a dormant volcano since the mid-16th century. Its name traces back to 1541, when water and mudslides from the volcano wiped out Guatemala's then-capital city.

Thx Pat!

Part of a set of four stamps about legends and myths: La Llorona. This legend is about a woman named María who drowned herself and her children.  


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