Monumento a Landívar

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Antigua , Guatemala
cnr Calzada de Santa Lucía & 5a Calle Poniente
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Commemorating Jesuit priest and poet Rafael Landívar (1731-93), Monumento a Landívar is a structure of five colonial-style arches set in a pristine little park. Landívar lived and wrote in Antigua for some time, and his poetry is esteemed as the best of the colonial period, even though much of it was written in Italy after the Jesuits were expelled from Guatemala. Landívar's ruined house is behind the monument.