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  • 1. Cathedrals & Cloisters

    The cathedral located at the east side of the Parque central dates from 1680 after the first one was demolished a few years before. It's certainly not the most beautifull church in town, but it's...

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  • 2. Colonial Architecture

    For a nice walk and look at buildings, wander round the streets behind the cathdral on the main square. This is where the nobility had their houses and although you can't go in many of them (some are...

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  • 3. Santiago de Los Caballeros

    Antigua at its height was a very powerful and important city. Spain divided its conquests in the New World into three sections, and the part we now call Central America was all governed from the...

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  • 4. Shopping

    If you go to Antigua, Guatemala, do not hesitate in buying some indian handcrafts. It is amazing how racist mexican population is. Despite our indian roots, we are taught since we are children, to...

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  • 5. Ruins

    There's many ruins to look at in Antigua Guatemala, it's absolutely fantastic to see the contrast of colors and the rustic of 'em next to newly sprout bouganvilia flowers.... very common in Guatemala!...

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  • 6. El Parque

    Hang out in the central park and just watch the people. The park is full of vendors, locals, daytrippers from Guatamala city and foreigners on weekends. Fooling around with the vendors. Bargaining is...

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  • 7. Tourist Information

    Antigua is small enough to explore on your own..there is even a city map in front of La Merced.On the other hand most people choose to skip a stay in Guatemala...

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  • 8. Some practicalities

    However long you spend marvelling at La Antigua’s colonial architecture, poking around her ruins, shopping at her market stalls and eating in her restaurants,...

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  • 9. Surrounded by volcanoes

    Antigua lies in a valley (Panchoy) surrounded by three imposing and beautiful volcanoes. Glimpses of these can be had from almost anywhere in the city, and...

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  • 10. Elizabeth Bell Tours

    We're of the opinion that it's worth the money to take a walking tour of a city we've never been before in order to get a local insight that goes beyond what...

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  • 11. Cars and busses

    Cuba might be famous for its beautiful old cars out on the streets, but I was surprised by the great ones I've seen in the cobblestoned streets of Antigua. Of...

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  • 12. Stalls and salesmen

    Antigua wouldn't be the same without it countless little stalls and salesmen in its streets. Especially near the city centre you will see them on every corner...

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  • 13. Street signs

    Just randomly walking around is the best way to explore Antigua. Don't go chasing the monuments you see in the travelguides (you will see them anyway) but just...

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  • 14. Women's shoes!

    If you're planning a trip to Antigua, it's advisable to know about the cobbles - you may think you've seen cobblestones before, but believe me, these are huge....

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  • 15. One of the world's most beautiful cities

    Antigua is somewhere that takes hold of you and doesn't let go. The evocative ruins, purple jacaranda trees, beautiful old buildings, lovely friendly people and...

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  • 16. Contract Services at the Last Minute

    There is an abundance of little agencies in Antigua who can help you with any aspect of traveling throughout Guatemala. I booked a Pacaya volcano ascent and an...

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  • 17. About Antigua

    Antigua Guatemala is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and often said to be the best preserved colonial city in Spanish America. Its Spanish Colonial style is seen...

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  • 18. Antigua Tours all the Way!

    Antigua Tours was highly recommended by my Lonely Planet Guatemala guide. We called Antigua Tours and signed up for the three hour Antigua walking tour...

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  • 19. INGUAT

    The Antigua branch of the Instituto Guatemalteco del Turismo is located on the south side of the Parque Central and always good for decent information on the...

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  • 20. Cheapest Travel Agency

    Gran Jaguar Tours on 4a calle west of the park is often if not always the cheapest agency for a variety of tours offered in and around Antigua as well as to...

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  • 21. Former Capital of All of Central America

    This building at one time was the capital building of the government that rules all of Central America. It was called El Palacio de Los Capitanes Generales. Now...

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  • 22. Random thoughts about Antigua

    My first impression of Antigua was that it was a bit more worn for the wear, more gritty and real than the tourist-run resort type town that I was expecting....

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  • 23. Peeking Through Doors

    It was fun to walk down the streets and look in the doors to the walled blocks. You might see the lobby of a five star hotel or you might fined a woman...

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  • 24. The Palacio de los capitanes...

    The Palacio de los capitanes generales or Capitanía General it's an impotent work of art from the XVI Century and it was home for governors of Guatemala. It has...

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  • 25. go dancing salsa and meringue...

    go dancing salsa and meringue in all the bars, check out architecture, watching the mayan children learning to balance headbaskets (notice the very slightest...

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