Antigua, Guatemala: Doors of History


Antigua Guatemala is among the finest examples of Spanish-era architecture in the Americas, a place of baroque churches and rigorously maintained colonial homes. What one finds as they walk upon the cobble stone streets of Antigua Guatemala is a wonder of design in the doors that protect the homes behind these Spanish-era architecture doors.

Some of the doors like they would hardly keep out anyone. Do not be fooled these doors have been standing for hundreds of years.

What I find most amazing is that some areas of Antigua Guatemala may appear to be a depressed area of income. That is a way for those in Guatemala to fool everyone. Behind a door that looks like it is on its last opening of life you will often find impressive homes of great luxury and wealth.

Guatemalans do not show off the front of their homes like Americans. Instead the more simple the door may appear, the greater the home may appear upon entrance through these hand craft wooden doors.

Yes most doors are made of wood with metal hardware.

guatemela doors

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