Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. It occurs 46 days (40 fasting days, if the six Sundays, which are not days of fast, are excluded) before Easter and can fall as early as February 4 or as late as March 10. Ash Wednesday is observed by[…]

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Aerial laser mapping detects thousands of hidden structures in Peten region, suggesting its population was millions more than previously thought This digital 3D image provided by Guatemala’s Mayan Heritage and Nature Foundation shows a depiction of the Mayan archaeological site at Tikal in Guatemala created using LiDAR aerial mapping technology. A high-tech aerial mapping technique[…]

Carnival in Guatemala

In Guatemala on Tuesday of Carnival is celebrated by many children and young people in schools, and it is a celebration of much joy and joy. Young people usually go to classes with costumes, confetti, colored streamers and popular shells. The celebration consists in breaking the shells that are full of confetti or pica-pica, in[…]

Learn Spanish in Our Hotel

Enjoy good value tuition with your own teacher! Study using tailor made exercises, engaging in leisurely conversation and games. After school, your host family spoils you. You’re in good hands. We offer Space in our hotel , for students who want to learn Spanish in Continental Spanish Academy. In 2 weeks you can learn enough[…]

José Cecilio del Valle of Guatemala

On the eve of celebrating Central America’s independence from Spain, and six years before its 200th anniversary, a Guatemalan remembers José Cecilio del Valle, his long-forgotten great-great-great grandfather, a key player in the region’s independence and one of the great thinkers of his time. (1780-1834) Mexico and Central America became independent from Spain on Sept. 15,[…]

Mendel Samayoa Art Exhibit

Version:1.0 StartHTML:000000242 EndHTML:000006563 StartFragment:000002171 EndFragment:000006531 StartSelection:000002171 EndSelection:000006531 SourceURL:http://www.continentalspanishschool.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=3738&action=edit 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[…]

A New History for La Antigua Guatemala

With the recent “discovery” of the “El Libro Segundo del Cabildo (1530-1541) de Santiago de Guatemala,” historians lit up with enthusiasm! Cover of the second book of Cabildo (1530-1541) de Santiago de Guatemala (courtesy of the Hispanic Society of America, New York) Guatemala’s historians continue to rewrite the past. With many libraries and collections now[…]

Nan Cuz – A Journey to the Uncharted Depths of a Soul

A tribute exhibition honoring the work of Nan Cuz “Magic and Emotions” will be open through June 16. She sits alone now, in her garden, watching the birds come and go, listening to the gentle clacking of the giant bamboo, this tiny little woman. She looks up as I approach and smiles, and I disappear[…]

The Friday Band

The central parks of various cities in Guatemala are the heart of community life. These spaces are used by people of all ages, both young and old. Sometimes teenagers can be seen at La Antigua’s Parque Central, meeting with friends and walking around the park again and again while having animated conversations with their friends.One[…]

One of Guatemala´s culinary treasure

Part of the experience of visiting and really getting to know Guatemala means that you should immerse yourself in important aspects of life in the country so that you’ll get an idea of who Guatemalans are and how they live. One is the fascinating world of Guatemalan cuisine, and as you’ll discover during your visit,[…]