Revue Magazine August 2022

CLICK HERE FOR THE AUGUST 2022 ISSUE OF REVUE Happy August to all. Three-quarters of 2022 are behind us. We hope everyone is doing as well as possible. We are kicking this issue off by introducing you to the newly-appointed Conservador of the Consejo Nacional para la protección de La Antigua Guatemala (colloquially referred to as El Consejo). Congratulations to […]

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Revue Magazine May 2022

CLICK HERE FOR THE MAY 2022 ISSUE OF REVUE With fewer travel restrictions in place people are traveling more, so we thought we would point out some fun and interesting destinations in Guatemala. There are obvious choices of places to go and hang out, like Monterrico, and there are some lesser-known but very cool locations that are worth checking out, […]

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Revue Magazine April 2022

CLICK HERE FOR THE APRIL 2022 ISSUE OF REVUE Semana Santa is back. Like so many other celebrations and events, Holy Week has not had Processions, Alfombras (carpets), Holy Masses or Holy Vigils for the past two years. Starting on Palm Sunday, April 10, the pageantry, beauty, and beloved ceremonies revive these sacred traditions. We have provided information and route […]

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Revue Magazine February 2022

CLICK HERE FOR THE FEBRUARY 2022 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Friends and Lovers is the theme of the Photo Contest this month. February’s Valentines Day reminds us to appreciate the loved ones in our life. The participating photographers capture some great moments. During the middle ages, Valentine’s Day was not associated with flowers, chocolates and gifts, instead it was a […]

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Revue Magazine January 2022

CLICK HERE FOR THE JANUARY 2022 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Welcome to our 19th Annual Photo Issue. No articles, no year-end retrospect, no editorials, just interesting and beautiful images. Enjoy the talent of these photographers. The Revue staff wishes you a very rewarding and Happy New Year 2022!  — Terry & John Kovick Biskovich, Publishers

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Revue Magazine November 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE NOVEMBER 2021 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE The Day of the Dead and All Saints Day get the month of November started and mark the beginning of the year-end season of holidays, festivals and traditions. All of these events have one thing in common, food. Guatemala has several wonderful and intricate traditional meals, beverages and refacciones to […]

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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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