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Old 04-03-2012, 04:33 AM
 
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Which country in Latin America has the least number of historic colonial architectural buildings?
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Chile is a very very modern country. It has some colonial stuff but very little. I am also under the impression Venezuela does not either, but I could be wrong. Aside from that I think most, if not all, will have the architecture.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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Don't all the countries in Central America have very little to no colonial buildings?
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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Don't all the countries in Central America have very little to no colonial buildings?
Guatemala is known for its colonial architecture.

Costa has Rica little colonial architecture.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Generally, the cites of Latin America that suffered the worst earthquakes!

After a quake, desperate to provide housing, there's usually little time, or money, to try and reproduce the old. Get it up as quickly as possible! Ugly, unattractive, so what! People need a place to live! Banks and hotels are in a hurry to get back to business!

Why is Managua, Guatemala City so unattractive?

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Old 04-08-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: new jersey
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Generally, the cites of Latin America that suffered the worst earthquakes!

After a quake, desperate to provide housing, there's usually little time, or money, to try and reproduce the old. Get it up as quickly as possible! Ugly, unattractive, so what! People need a place to live! Banks and hotels are in a hurry to get back to business!

Why is Managua, Guatemala City so unattractive?
have you been to Guatemala City?

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Old 04-08-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Costa Rica has very little in the way of colonial buildings. The one metro area, San Jose (Central Valley), is very sprawled out.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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have you been to Guatemala City?
Twice! When you compare the cobble-stoned, colonial city of Antigua, 40+ miles way, with Guatemala City, you can see the contrast!

There's some colonial buildings in GC that have survived, like the Spring Hotel I've stayed in downtown, but walking around a good part of the city, they are far inbetween.

But many tourists crave the older restored colonial cities when they go to Latin America, like Cuenca, Ecuador. Myself, I appreciate the colonial flavor, but I also love modern architecture.

I spent some time in Huaraz, Peru 5 years ago. That entire city, aside from one small block, was leveled by an earthquake in 1970, so all the buildings in that city were built post-1970 and it shows! Colonial architecture lovers should stay clear of here and go furthur north to Cajamarca!
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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i love Antigua and Cuidad Vieja Guatemala. Antigua is actually older that Cuenca, when it comes to colonial architecture. Did you also go to Tikal, when you were in Guatemala?
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