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  • Cathedrals & Cloisters

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    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 worth to take a look inside.

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  • Santiago de Los Caballeros

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    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 Guatemalan capital, that is Antigua. Antigua, or Antigua Guatemala to give it its full name, was in fact the country’s third capital. It was founded in...

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  • Colonial Architecture

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    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 shops which you can) you can still see the doorways and decorative details. Really lovely buildings!!

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  • Shopping

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    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 neglect the indian influence in our culture, and mainly to deny the existence of indian blood in our families... When I visited Guatemala, I found lots...

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  • Ruins

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    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! I just loooooove taking pictures in Guatemala, especially Antigua!! Some of the ruins you can visit include Santa Clara, Capuchinas, La Merced,...

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  • El Parque

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    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 expected, so have fun with it. I would get the price down low and then pay a little extra to take some pictures, or if they wouldn't come down enough,...

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