Revue Magazine August 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE AUGUST 2021 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Antigua Guatemala celebrated its patron saint, St. James (Santiago), on July 25. St. James was an apostle, the conquerors’ patron saint and he is Spain’s patron saint as well. The Spanish named many cities after Santiago. When they founded towns in Guatemala in the 1540s each town received a patron […]

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Revue Magazine July 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE JULY ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE For July the Photo Contest theme was “Portraits of Guatemala” and we received many wonderful and thoughtful images which we share throughout this issue. The contest for next month is “Rivers & Lakes of Guatemala” for all of you photographers. We pay homage to Carlos Argüello who passed away last month. Hadazul […]

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Revue Magazine June 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE JUNE 2021 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Welcome to the June issue of REVUE, thanks for reading. Guatemala is receiving more and more international visitors, many who feel they no longer need to wear a mask because they have already received their vaccinations. To those folks, please remember that Guatemala still has mask guidelines and they are […]

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Revue Magazine March 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE MARCH 2021 ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Last year Semana Santa (Holy Week) was cancelled at the last minute because of the COVID-19 virus. This year, the preparations for celebrating this extremely non-social-distancing tradition have changed dramatically. Concerts, small indoor processions, Holy Vigils, Masses, prayers and recitals can still be “shared” this year through formats such as […]

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Revue Magazine December 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE December brings us to the close of 2020, one of the overall strangest and most difficult years for so many. Let us look forward to 2021 with renewed hope and optimism. There are many events and celebrations happening in December, but this year, most of the processions and other crowd-gathering cultural […]

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Revue Magazine November 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Welcome to the November edition of Revue. We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. On page 26 Elizabeth Rose introduces us to the non-profit Long Way Home Hero School whose staff has been visiting student homes during COVID-19. Remote learning for a lot of these children is difficult because […]

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Revue Magazine October 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE OCTOBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE As we go to press the President of Guatemala has announced the re-opening of the country. Masks are still required and there are restrictions on crowd size indoors and a curfew on liquor sales. We’ll see how things work out moving forward. In the Revue this month we have pages and […]

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Revue Magazine September 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE Here we are in September. Most businesses have been opening up again, using new standards of conduct. Social distancing and limited clientele is the norm. It is still important to use a face covering and keep your hands sanitized. But still, many businesses are hard put to bring in enough income […]

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Revue Magazine June 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE JUNE 2020 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. Most businesses are still closed. Several restaurants offer take-out and delivery service. We have some interesting photos from the Photo Contest “Guatemala Indoors.” Chef Amalia shares some recipes […]

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Municipal Fire Department of La Antigua Guatemala

Municipal Fire Department of La Antigua Guatemala

Municipal Fire Department of La Antigua Guatemala – Historical Summary CREATION AND DEVELOPMENT On November 3, 2004, the Municipal Firefighters of La Antigua Guatemala Association and the “Municipal Fire Department of La Antigua Guatemala” were born into legal life, as its operational body. The Municipal Firefighters of La Antigua Guatemala Association, is an autonomous public service entity, essentially technical, professional, […]

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Revue Magazine November 2019

CLICK HERE FOR THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF REVUE MAGAZINE  The next best thing to eating great food in Guatemala is enjoying great photographs of food in Guatemala. It’s no coincidence that this month the Photo Contest theme is Food in Guatemala. On the subject of food, we have a couple of edible articles on the menu as well. Chef Amalia […]

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Revue Magazine August 2019

CLICK HERE FOR THE AUGUST 2019 ISSUE OF REVUE It’s with great pleasure to share the entries from the August 2019 Revue photo contest Artisans & Handicrafts of Guatemala. And as always, a big thank you to all the photographers who participated. The prize for 1st Place by Popular Vote is Q400. Second place in both categories is Q100, and […]

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Revue Magazine July 2019

CLICK HERE TO READ THE JULY 2019 ISSUE OF REVUE This edition marks the 1-year anniversary of the Revue e-zine (electronic magazine). Though we still receive comments from readers about missing the monthly print editions, most everyone agrees that decreasing circulation to cut costs for advertisers would definitely not have been a good thing — for them and for us. […]

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REVUE Magazine September 2018

CLICK HERE TO READ the September issue of Revue. We have had several Revue readers ask us, “Now that Revue is digital, has your work load gotten easier?” The short answer (without complaint) is, “No.” After 26 years we continue to carry out our original mission statement of promoting the best of Guatemala. We are still publishing informative and entertaining […]

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ANDAS Processional Floats in Antigua

All five senses are assaulted by the many sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touch of the Lenten season, throughout Guatemala but especially in La Antigua. It is an intense period of sorrow, joy, regret, celebration that fills the days with sensual emotions. The ornately colorful carpets, the funereal marches and drums, the pungent corozo and pine odors, the tostadas and […]

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Master Artists Working on Lenten Splendor in Antigua

Master Artists Working on Lenten Splendor in Antigua

The celebration of Lent in La Antigua Guatemala has become the largest in the word over recent years – yes, larger than Seville, Spain – and the Antigüeño artists have certainly contributed to this! Decorations for the velaciones – holy vigils held in the church before each procession representing the garden that Jesus visited before crucifixion – have become increasingly incredible, […]

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“Holy Week” Semana Santa – Winners of the Revue Photo Contest March

revue photo contest

Here are the results of the March 2018 Photo Contest “Holy Week in Guatemala” WINNERS BY POPULAR VOTE WINNERS BY EDITORIAL DECISION THANK YOU to all the participating photographers — there were so many wonderful images to choose from. You can see all of the excellent submissions on the Revue Facebook page The winners and a number of other photographs will […]

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The Procession from Santa Catarina Bobadilla

Procession from Santa Catarina Bobadilla

The Procession of Jesús Nazareno de la Salvación de Santa Catarina Bobadilla (Sunday, February 18th, 2018) Each Sunday during Lent, and leading up to Holy Week in La Antigua, Guatemala, several local congregations sponsor religious processions that depart from their villages, following various routes through its cobbled streets and then returning to their respective churches late in the evening.  The […]

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Mendel Samayoa Art Exhibit

Mendel Samayoa

Mendel Samayoa, an avid free-wheeling motorcyclist, holds a degree in architecture from the Universidad de San Carlos, and his artistic passions embrace film, theater and painting. His cinema credits include “Donde Acaban los Caminos,” “Looking for Palladin” (shot in La Antigua Guatemala), “La Vaca,” and the award-winning short films “Sweet Dalila” and “La Paciente.” Samayoa has undertaken impressive theatrical productions […]

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Please Recycle

please recycle

Attention Sacatepéquez residents, “Please Recycle.” Now there is a small recycling center, five minutes from central La Antigua Guatemala, 100 yards past the bridge as you come into San Pedro las Huertas, on the left side of the street, just past the gated community San Pedro el Alto. Recicladora San Pedro de las Huertas is run by Familia López. They […]

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Antigua Green School

Antigua Green School

Antigua Green School individually tracks each student’s progress and adapts its teaching style to them. Every parent the world over wants the best education for his or her children. And Guatemala is no different. Ensuring the best education they can is most parents’ main priority so as to provide their children with the greatest chance of success. And having a […]

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A New History for La Antigua Guatemala

history Antigua Guatemala

With the recent “discovery” of the “El Libro Segundo del Cabildo (1530-1541) de Santiago de Guatemala,” historians lit up with enthusiasm! Guatemala’s historians continue to rewrite the past. With many libraries and collections now available in digital form, we not only have access to more information but word has it that the archbishop of Guatemala has made the church’s archives […]

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Education in Guatemala — A Brief Overview

Guatemala education

The University of San Carlos of Guatemala is one of the oldest universities in the Americas. Education has come a long way since higher education began in 1620 at the Colegio de Santo Tomas de Aquino, predecessor to San Carlos, which was officially founded in 1676. Women did not attend university in colonial times, and only some were accepted at […]

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Antigua’s First Interactive Procession Maps

Semana Santa Guatemala

Stay current with the when-and-where during Semana Santa. The major Antigua procession routes of 2016 are available at this link (click here). Use the check boxes on the map menu for which procession you would like to follow. Currently available, the processions of: Jesús Nazareno del Perdón y Santísima Virgen de Dolores. San Francisco Church Grande. Holy Thursday / Jueves […]

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10-Hour Life Cycle of a Semana Santa Alfombra (Holy Week Carpet)

Guatemala Holy Week Carpet

During the Holy Week alfombras (carpets) are created on the streets of the procession routes. It is a long-standing tradition and the variety and artistic beauty must be seen to be truly appreciated. This series by photographer Katrin Neuhaus shows, from beginning to end, the approximately 10-hour life cycle of one of these creations of devotion. See the entire slide […]

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Coffee Brews an Education in Guatemala

ARIMA – Community Service. Mission statement: Arima delivers limited editions of extraordinary, specialty grade coffee. We believe in openness and honesty to create a premium and socially responsible coffee brand. Arima always and only works the best single-origin 100 percent arabica strictly hard beans (SHB). We visit every coffee estate to ensure quality and establish a long-term relationship with producers. […]

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Art Exhibit Inauguration: Mario Permuth at Galería Panza Verde, Antigua Guatemala

If you missed the inauguration of Mario Permuth’s new art exhibit “Tradition & Experiment” — here are some photo highlights. You can still check out the exhibit, traditional and three-dimensional digital photography, through Sept. 30 at the Galería Panza Verde in Antigua (tel: 7955-8282, 5a av sur #19). Photos by Lizzie Ross, fb.com/emartphotography

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DAILY DATEBOOK: Sept. 9, 2015 in Antigua Guatemala

INAUGURATION OF ART EXHIBITION by Mario Permuth. Wed. Sept. 9 from 5pm to 7pm. PHOTOGRAPHY. Inauguration cocktail, Tradition & Experiment, featuring traditional and three-dimensional digital photography by Mario Permuth. The show will be open through Sept. 30. Mesón Panza Verde (tel: 7955-8282), 5a av sur #19, La Antigua

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Independence Day Celebrations in Guatemala

by Ken Veronda. Any good excuse is a good time for celebration, of course, but September holds a special one: Independence Day on the 15th, but the sounds, smells, tastes and sights are to be enjoyed all month. There are rich colors to see in this rainy season, with landscape lush; sweet tastes to enjoy, of fresh fruit and mellow […]

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