After the arrival of the Spaniards in 1524, Quetzaltenango was put under the command of Espiritú Santo, who was named by the Bishop Francisco Marroquín in 1535. This church is one of the first ones in the valley. After its front facade was destroyed by human action in November 3, 1898, the next step was to build a new one with a baroque style. Architect, Alberto Porta constructed the new church in 1899. Today, Catedral Espiritú still offers its beauty to the visitors and residents of Quetzaltenango. It is one of my favorite places to visit in this town. And at night, its beauty reaches to a different level with its gorgeous lighting against the darkness of the sky.