Revue Magazine April 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE APRIL 2021 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE This month we pay homage to the Maya of Guatemala. Our reach-out to photographers garnished an amazing array of thoughtful, engaging and interesting images. Here’s hoping you enjoy viewing them as much as we do. As early as 1500 BCE the Maya had settled in villages and had developed agriculture […]

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Revue Magazine August 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE AUGUST ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE There is not much to say this month. Same as last month. We hope everyone is staying home as much as possible. Some businesses are starting to open up. Several restaurants have take-out and delivery service, while some are offering limited seating service. We hope you enjoy the many excellent photographs […]

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Revue Magazine May 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE MAY 2020 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE The lockdown continues. Plans cannot be made for starting up most businesses yet. Uncertainty is the norm. We will get through this, the question is when?    We hope all of you are staying safe and healthy. This month again, we would like to offer information about changes our advertisers’ […]

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The Tradition of La Antigua Guatemala Marching Bands

The Tradition of La Antigua Guatemala Marching Bands

Independence Day celebrations in Guatemala include flags flying everywhere, speeches, music, celebratory food, and fireworks, but most especially in La Antigua Guatemala generations of students from local schools have marched through the cobblestone streets for almost a century. Through the years the high mark has been set by enduring bands from four educational institutions, Antonio Larrazabal (INVAL), Olimpia Leal (INSOL), […]

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The Good Hotel Antigua

good hotel antigua

The Good Hotel Antigua demonstrates how premium hospitality and doing good for the local community can go together.   I am so excited to tell this success story. In 2012 when I first heard about it, Good Hotel Antigua was of those utopian dreams that sounded both totally exciting and practically impossible with its ambitious goals. In September 2016 this […]

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Holy Week Procession Route Maps 2017

Procession route map

CLICK HERE for Procession Route Maps of 5 major Semana Santa (Holy Week) events. Check the legend and pick the route you would like to see. (Mobile device friendly) April 9 Palm Sunday: Procession of Jesús Nazereno (La Reseña), from La Merced Church. Palm Sunday / Domingo de Ramos Leaves at 11am — Returns at 11pm Passes La Antigua Central […]

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Crafting Ceramic Art in Antigua

Crafting Ceramic Art

Another generation creating centuries-old Christmas traditions in La Antigua by crafting ceramic art. The Rodenas family has been well known in La Antigua Guatemala for centuries for making ceramics. Don Francisco Rodenas made loza (ceramic dishes) and added an innovation at that time as he began to make miniature items, including toy figures that were then painted and became popular […]

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Obras Sociales Antigua

Obras Sociales Antigua

A Dream Come True for the Obras Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro Residents. The pilgrimage for resident patients with multiple disabilities from their home at the Hospital del Santo Hermano Pedro in La Antigua Guatemala to Virgen del Socorro—on the road to Santa María de Jesús—was an event celebrated by many with great jubilee on Dec. 3 of 2016!     The […]

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A Contemporary Urban Experience in Antigua

A Contemporary Urban Experience

A Contemporary Urban Experience combining theater, art and dining, comes to El Sitio in La Antigua Guatemala the weekends of Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 24-26. This ambitious undertaking, conceived by Gavin Kern and presented by the Antigua Theater Club and Angeline Events, pairs a performance of the comedy Bakersfield Mist with contemporary art in temporary, pop-up venues. “I hope that […]

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Businesses Helping Micro-Business

Businesses helping micro-business

Over 70 Guatemalan businesses have stepped up to support Fundación Namaste Guatemaya. The annual event fundraiser theme is “Businesses Helping Micro-Businesses” and this year the special night will be on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Casa Convento Concepción (4a calle oriente #41, La Antigua Guatemala) at 6 p.m. This fundraiser has a unique and engaging concept. More than 10 Antigua restaurants […]

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Team Building by BalamBe

team building BalamBe

The most important factor in achieving an organization’s goals is if its members can work as an efficient team. BalamBe has improving been team building for the last eight years and now offers workshops in La Antigua Guatemala. Guatemalan founder Axel Alburez has been a serial business entrepreneur for over 30 years, but his true passion is service and being […]

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Fashion Forward Guatemala

Fashion Antigua Guatemala

“Guatemala is a spectacular explosion of color and culture,” says international fashion designer Raúl Briceño. “Since moving here four years ago, this beautiful country and its amazing people have inspired me to pay homage to the rich cultural history by fusing its many unique, traditional Mayan fabrics with modern fashion designs. “It’s exciting to be a part of Guatemala’s rapidly […]

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ART The Hottest New Looks this Summer by Jessica Waters Gordon

art in Guatemala

Jessica Waters Gordon has exhibited her work in Sydney, Australia at Tap Gallery, Blank Space Gallery and Global Gallery; her murals are on display as well in Australia and Mexico; and other works were featured in a collective travelling exhibition in Mexico campaigning for non-genetically modified corn. In the last five years, Gordon has been working consistently with two contrasting […]

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Art in Guatemala “Before the Eclipse” by Jaime Permuth

Recent photographs taken in two fascinating cities: Havana and Beijing. Inauguration of the exhibition, Wed. June 8 from 5-7pm at Galería Panza Verde, La Antigua I grew up in Guatemala during the country’s decades-long civil war and endured arduous years of repressive military dictatorships. Communism was a taboo subject. In particular, Cuba and Nicaragua were seldom discussed. And when they […]

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Spotlight on Dining — Samsara Tea Lounge & Gallery

Guatemala food

When deciding where to live in Central America any doubt was erased when I arrived in La Antigua Guatemala. Though I’m not saying that discovering a fabulous restaurant in town that features a lot of vegan dishes was a deciding factor, but certainly Samsara played a role. With the slogan “a place to feed your body and mind,” Samsara has […]

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ARTIST PROFILE: Eny Roland Hernández

Guatemala art

Antigüeños are in for a special treat this month when the work of the very talented and spirited photographer Eny Roland Hernández will be featured in a solo exhibition at La Galeriá Mesón Panza Verde in La Antigua Guatemala. Even better is that our beloved Antigüeños are the subject matter of this playful and provocative new show titled Pueblo Chico, […]

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Antigua Over The Years

Since 1992, much effort has been dedicated to preserving Antigua with an eye toward finding a balance between preservation and economic development. It is sometimes difficult to remember how abandoned the city truly was. After the 1773 earthquake, most residents did not want to move to muddy empty lots in Guatemala City during the rainy season. It took a royal […]

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Música en Las Aldeas

Classical Music Education for Antigua’s Children by Benjamin Patrick Reeves La Antigua Guatemala does not have a premier institution for providing musical education to children, but Carolina Palomo aims to change that with the opening of a new, non-profit music school, Musica en Las Aldeas. “For 12 years [children] don’t receive any art classes in the public schools,” Palomo said. […]

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A “New” Mayor for Antigua Guatemala

Former City Council member, Edgar Ruiz, gets the official green light to move the town forward. It’s official! Edgar Ruiz, who was a City Council member, was approved by Guatemala’s Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE), as interim mayor on March 20. He had been acting mayor since Sept. 17, 2012 and, with his new official title, will have more of a […]

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The Doors of Antigua Guatemala

Visitors usually are not aware that we are welcome inside any open door in Antigua. Well, that is if both doors are open. Door etiquette has it that if one part of the door is open, that is not considered “open doors” (peek but do not enter), but if both sides of the door are open, we are welcome to explore behind the walls.

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Inauguration of FOTO 30 Photo Festival in Guatemala

Guatemala’s largest photo festival, FOTO 30, it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary and will open this September 1st with the photo exhibits by Rodrigo ABD at Centro de Formación de la Antigua Guatemala at 7pm and by Club Fotográfico de la Antigua Guatemala en el Museo de Arte Colonial at 6pm. Check the entire program of events for FOTO 30 below […]

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Gallery of Los Patojos Gigantes Project

Gallery of Los Patojos Gigantes Project by Nelo Mijangos

El Proyecto Socialeducativo y Cultural “Los Patojos” se integro a la tradición del Baile de los Gigantes con sus propios gigantes que son bailados por niños y jóvenes del proyecto. De esta forma están preservando esta tradición tan antigüeña al involucrar a todos estos pequeños patojos gigantes. Para más información y noticias de Los Patojos visitar: [Facebook] Fanpage del Proyecto […]

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III Festival Gastronómico de La Antigua Guatemala

Festival Gastronómico in Antigua Guatemala (photo by Nelo Mijangos)

El domingo 15 de julio entre las celebraciones realizadas por estar próximo el 25 de julio, día en que se celebra al patrono de la Ciudad Santiago Apóstol se llevó a cabo el 3er Festival Gastronómico de La Antigua Guatemala y sus aldeas. El festival reúne a distintos grupos de las aldeas quienes participan con todo tipo de comidas y […]

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Holy Week Procession Schedule for Antigua Guatemala

Posición/Position: 2do lugar / 2nd place Premio: Q300 Tema/theme: Semana Santa / Holy Week Título/title: Miserere nobis Lugar/place: La Antigua Guatemala Autor/author: Nery Racancoj

April 1 — Palm Sunday: Procession of Jesús Nazareno de La Merced, La Merced church. April 2 — Holy Monday: Vigil of Jesús Nazareno de La Merced, La Merced church. April 3 — Holy Tuesday: Vigil of Jesús Nazareno del Perdón, San Francisco El Grande church. April 4 — Holy Wednesday: Vigil of Señor Sepultado, Escuela de Cristo Church. 2pm […]

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YogAntigua: 108 Sun Salutations — for Education

As many people have discovered, yoga is good for the mind, body and soul. It turns out that this year it will also be good for education! On March 10 at 4:30 p.m. YogAntigua will host its third “108 Sun Salutations” event at El Cerro de La Cruz. Similar to a walkathon, participants commit to practicing up to 108 sun […]

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Traditions: Posadas and Nacimientos

The nacimiento is still the star of the show in Guatemala. What is now the most important celebration of the year came to the Americas with the Spanish Christian evangelists. The Guatemalans, already an innately spiritual people closely in tune with nature and in whom creativity thrives, had no trouble adapting to the new religious event. The timing was good. […]

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ITEMP Offers Fresh Start for Entrapped Women & Children

María, 21, mother of four, fled dire poverty to come to La Antigua Guatemala hoping for a better future. But she didn’t find the tranquil, colonial paradise that makes Antigua so appealing to travelers worldwide. Instead, she and her older daughter were forced to work long hours for the owner of the house she lived in and barely got anything […]

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Antigua International School

Director Jim Pastore

Teaching kids how to think, not what to think As the founding director of a new, international school in La Antigua Guatemala, longtime educator Jim Pastore is confident that the 21st century curriculum will launch kids on a lifetime of learning that will prepare them for the jobs of the future, those that may not even exist today. “My concern […]

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El Tesoro de El Calvario

Patrimonio de La Antigua Guatemala This book was produced in order to promote the rescue and appreciation of the Ermita de El Calvario at La Antigua Guatemala. It is dedicated to Santo Hermano Pedro who lived in the Ermita and was canonized in July 2002. Spanish language, 156 pages, color plus black and white photographs, fully indexed; cover water color […]

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