Saint Joseph Cathedral

Local nameCatedral de San José
LocationAntigua Guatemala

Parish of San José, located in the city of Antigua Guatemala, is part of the Archdiocese of Santiago de Guatemala and is located in a section of the old Primate Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala, which was destroyed by the 1773 Guatemala earthquakes. The first construction of the cathedral began in 1545 with the rubble brought from the destroyed settlement in the Almolonga Valley, which had been a second attempt to found a town in the region. Its complete construction was hampered by frequent earthquakes over the years. On April 7, 1669, the temple was demolished and a second sanctuary would be inaugurated in 1680 under the direction of Juan Pascual and José de Porres, there is also evidence that the Spanish engineer and image maker Martín de Andújar Cantos worked on its reconstruction.

Tags Roman CatholicPlace of WorshipChristianCathedral
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Address 5a Calle Oriente, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Coordinates 14°33'24.009" N -90°43'57.607" E

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