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a VirtualTourist member from Folkestad

Guatemala City

San Francisco church in Guatemala city

I have a question concerning the Iglesia de San Francisco in Guatemala ciudad. According to Rough guide the church is famous for its carving of the Sacred Heart (of Jesus), brought from Antigua. But I cannot find this sacred heart (of that church) mentioned or pictured anywhere else on the internet. Is it there, or may Rough Guide be wrong in this case?

2 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Richardson

Well, Hans, I am having trouble finding exactly that as well...but look at this:

I think one problem is that the carving might not be FROM Antigua (the island), but might be in a church in Antigua Guatemala ("ancient Guatemala City"), a city dating from early colonial times (and likely built on an indigenous site).

Also, the photo I refer to above is from the "Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala", but the cathedral in Antigua Guatemala is St. Joseph's, not St. Francis' (see

So far, it looks like the Rough Guide is, well, pretty rough...


answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Folkestad

Thank you, for heart and everything :-) Getting an answer at all, was above my expectations, and yours make sense. And certainly the conclusion... I suppose these things are supposed to be a little mysterious. Thanks a lot!

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