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  • User Description: The badly damaged city of Santiago de los Caballeros was ordered deserted, although not everybody left, and was thereafter referred to as la Antigua Guatemala . On March four, 1751, the San Casimiro earthquake destroyed the town of Santiago de Guatemala once more. The church roof of the Society of Jesus complicated fell to the ground, forcing the Jesuits as soon as once more to ask for help from the parishioners to rebuild. Once once more, the constructing was among the many most lovely in the city when the repairs had been accomplished.In truth, a interval of prosperity began after the San Casimiro earthquake, as the city saw main improvements similar to avenue embellishment and the introduction of a faucet water system. A new City Hall was built, and on July 17, 1753, work on the Jesuit plaza in front of the church was completed. The San Miguel earthquake damaged the town significantly, to the purpose that some rooms and partitions of the Royal Palace had been destroyed. There was additionally a partial abandonment of the city, meals shortages, lack of manpower, and extensive damage to town infrastructure, not to mention numerous lifeless and injured.These earthquakes made the authorities consider shifting to a brand new metropolis much less vulnerable to seismic exercise. The harm to the palace was repaired by Diego de Porres, who finished repairs in 1720, although there are indications that there was extra work carried out by Porres till 1736. On 18 July 1626, the Jesuit temple was inaugurated; along with the remainder of the city, it suffered and was broken by continuous earthquakes that struck the city between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.To the north of the Central Park is the Arco de Santa Catalina, one of the recognizable architectural landmarks of Antigua. In 1773, the Santa Marta earthquakes destroyed a lot of the town, which led to the third change in location for the city.The Spanish Crown ordered, in 1776, the removing of the capital to a safer location, the Valley of the Shrine, the place Guatemala City, the trendy capital of Guatemala, now stands. This new city did not retain its old name and was christened Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción , and its patron saint is Our Lady of the Assumption.Each Sunday throughout Lent, one of the local parishes sponsors a Procession by way of the streets of Antigua. Elaborate and artistic carpets, predominantly made of dyed sawdust, flowers, pine needles, and even fruit and veggies, adorn the processions' paths. Central Park – Parque Central – is the guts of the town, with the reconstructed fountain there performing as a well-liked gathering spot.

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