Antigua Guatemala Off The Beaten Path

  • In the square, San Pedro Huertas
    In the square, San Pedro Huertas
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  • Church, San Juan del Obispo
    Church, San Juan del Obispo
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  • Church and musicians, San Pedro Huertas
    Church and musicians, San Pedro Huertas
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Antigua Guatemala

  • 1. Outskirts of Antigua

    From San Pedro we drove through the old (that is the second) capital of Guatemala, Ciudad Vieja to this, the final village on our route. It was interesting to see that the abandoned capital was still...

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  • 2. Valhalla Experimental Station

    The Valhalla Macadamia Nut Plantation is an organic farm. The nuts fall to the ground when ripe, and they are harvested by hand. They have an outer husk as well as a hard shell. These guys built a...

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  • 3. Jocotenango

    the Casa de Azotea contains a coffee museum, a small costume museum,and Casa Kojom, a music museum. (Kojom means music in some Maya languages.) I especially liked the Music Museum. The woman working...

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  • 4. Antiguo Colegio de la Compañía de Jesús

    En 1582 se funda el Colegio de la Compañía de Jesús , situado en un lugar céntrico de Santiago de los Caballeros de Ghoatemala, actual ciudad de Antigua.La...

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  • 5. Maria Eskenasy Fine Art - The Artist´s Gallery

    María Eskenasy is an internationally reknown guatemalan artist of mayan k'etchi' heritage. Her studio and gallery attract many tourists as she has private...

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  • 6. Public Laundry

    One of the quaint and endearing sights in Antigua is the lives of people who live there. So often we get wrapped up in the tourist life, taking small glimpses...

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  • 7. Pre-Columbian Art - Museo Vigua

    This museum specializes in examining the thematic content of pre-Columbian art and artifacts, mostly from the highland people who inhabited this area before...

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  • 8. A trip to colonial times

    Visiting Casa Popenoe in Antigua is like taking a step back in time. It is a preserved 17th century colonial house, full of vibrant colors and artifacts abound....

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  • 9. Weapon Museum

    The Museo de Santiago de Los Caballeros is a museum dedicated to artifacts from Antigua's colonial times. It has a collection of everyday life objects, but it...

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  • 10. Get WET and DIRTY

    If you can ride Motorcycles and like discovering you would just love a DIRT BOY RIVER TOUR!135 kms off road riding, like it says Rivers and lots of great riding...

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  • 11. Climb to the Pacaya volcano

    We joined a shuttle tour that took us until the official national park entrance from where we continued uphill by walk. We weren't that lucky as it was a cloudy...

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  • 12. CERRO DE LA CRUZ

    ON THE NORTHSIDE OF ANTIGUA ON A HILL THERE'S A HUGE CROSS OVERLOOKING THE TOWN. TO REACH IT, YOU CAN EITHER WALK UP THE STEPS LOCATED AT THE FOOT OF THE HILL...

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  • 13. Decorative Motiffs

    Not only are the homes colorful in Antigua but there is so much more in a decorative sense. Here a basic gate becomes a decorative wall with a coat of arms and...

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  • 14. Antigua Valley

    The Antigua valley is beautiful. But historically it has been a dangerous place to live. Earthquakes and the surrounding volcanoes have laid waste to much of...

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  • 15. The road to Antigua

    The road to Antigua snakes its way through the mountains. Antigua is situated in a valley. It is nestled in front of Volcan de Agua. Just out on the outskirts...

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  • 16. Not really off the beaten...

    Not really off the beaten path, but out of town. Take a daytrip to Panajachel to see Lake Atitlan. It's a nice drive into the highlands. The lake is very nice...

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  • 17. Behind The Doors

    You'll find that most of the private property is hidden from the street by imposing walls and massive doors. If you see a business sign above some nondescript...

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  • 18. roof top views

    The rooftops of Antigua provide spectacular views. This view is from the roof of the Popenoe house, which is reached by a tiny stair from the pigeon loft.

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  • 19. pigeon houses

    In the upper reaches of the casa Popenoe you can tour the pigeon loft which is empty now. Its original occupants provided the building's owners with mail...

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  • 20. Look Up!

    The natural wonders of Guatemala surround you. This beautiful bird was one of many in the garden of our hotel, the Casa Santo Domingo.

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  • 21. Ceviche Stand

    Look for this ceviche stand during the morning. Nothing beats a ceviche (lemon cooked fish) and a Michelada (beer with lemon, pepper, worshersire sauce and...

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  • 22. If you have time, try hiking...

    If you have time, try hiking the beautiful Volcan Pacaya. It is a grueling 5-hour hike to the top, but in the end you are rewarded with a view into a Volcano.

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  • 23. This church of San Francisco...

    This church of San Francisco is one of the many, many ruined churches in the city centre. The intact facade is fantastic.

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  • 24. I stayed with the lovely...

    I stayed with the lovely family of Dona Esperanza and Don Adrian and another guest, Sister Patricia. Yes, she was a nun, a really interesting person to talk to!

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