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"Antigua Market
"Antigua Market Cooking Class and Choco Museum from Guatemala City""Pick up from your hotel in Guatemala City will be at 8:30am. Your guide will take you to the Antigua street market to take a 2-hour tour where you can see and smell the ingredients used for Guatemalan cooking. After your market tour you will return to th your expert chef will start by teaching you about the Spanish and Mayan cultural influences on Guatemalan flavors. Learn about the staple ingredients and foods used by natives including corn peppers and beans. For your own meal you’ll get to prepare one main dish
From $169.00
 
Antigua Market Cooking Class and Choco Museum in Antigua
"Pick up from your hotel in Guatemala City will be at 8:30am. Your guide will take you to the Antigua street market to take a 2-hour tour where you can see and smell the ingredients used for Guatemalan cooking. After your market tour you will return to th your expert chef will start by teaching you about the Spanish and Mayan cultural influences on Guatemalan flavors. Learn about the staple ingredients and foods used by natives including corn peppers and beans. For your own meal you’ll get to prepare one main dish such as hilachas or tamales two side dishes and one dessert
From $150.00
 
Trek to Chicabal Volcano and Lagoon
"Journey along the natural paths of the volcano and see over 40-Mayan altars that were used in ceremonial services. Learn about the Mayan calendar and its importance to this ancient culture. Wander down the paths and see the incredible and diverse variety898 feet. On clear mornings it is possible to see the major volcanoes of northwestern Guatemala as well as the Pacific coast. The crater rim and volcanic cone are covered in a lush cloud forest and the lower slopes of the volcano are used for agricultural purposes by the locals. This easy day-hike provides a perfect mix of tranquility culture and natural beauty.On this 5-hour tour you will go from the base of the volcano all the way to the top. There you will find an impressive view onto the lagoon. From the top the guide will lead you down the stairs to the lagoon itself. Lots of times
From $44.00

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Fragancias Orientales

Aromatic products imported from Egypt, Morocco, India, Tunisia and other countries from the old continent. Pure perfume essences for personal use, essential oils, massage oils etc. as well as more...
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Mayan Weavery

Most of the local goods sold are Mayan weavings. The colors will liven up any room and the weavings are very intricate. Furthermore they are very inexpensive. You can shop for jade, artwork and other...
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Mercado

Antigua's mercado is far better for touristy purchases than anything I found in Guatemala city (I have heard that Chichicastenango is also the bomb). Thanks to my bargaining hero boyfriend I got 90%...
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Atipico

MNG sweaters, ponchos, beautiful and original tops, skirts, pants for very reasonable prices. The owner is very inclined to give "discounts" as well so a certain degree of bargaining is fine here. A...
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Shopping in Antigua

Shopping in Antigua is wonderful - there are many local handicrafts available and the goods are well made and cheap. There are several markets in the city where women gather during the day to lay out...
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Jade Imperial Maya

They have incredible jade here..both jewellery and sculptures. We loved the Mayan amsks. They were jade covered wood...priced from $350.00 to $1000.00..
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Nim Po't

Very close to the iconic Arco, you will find this huge crafts co-op. Textiles, carvings, masks... Prices are very reasonable. Nim Po't stays open late.
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Mercado de Artesanias

A modern building in the traditional style, housing various booths with crafts. Textiles, masks, wooden crafts, leather, metalwork. Prices are not always the lowest. You may haggle a bit.
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8a Calle Poniente no 1, Antigua Guatemala, Western Highlands, Guatemala
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Top Things to Do in Antigua Guatemala

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Antigua Ruins

This small museum in the Santo Domingo complex preserves some of the best colonial art in Antigua. It's set in an old colonial university building opposite the cathedral that is now converted into...
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Pacaya Volcano

The village near Pacaya Volcano is very poor - there is not even a grocery store. There are many wonderful dogs you'll encounter on your hike. They are friendly but skinny! Please take dry dog food...
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Churches

Confusingly, Hermano Pedro is not buried in the church dedicated to and named for him, but here in nearby San Francisco. This is one of Antigua’s oldest churches, dating back to 1579, although little...
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Colonial Architecture

This building was originally the University of San Carlos Booremeo founded in 1676. Today it houses the colonial art musuem. Photgraphy is forbidden insde the building but I got these shots of the...
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Parque Central

Parque Central is the heart of Antigua and house the main cathedral and the colonial governemnt buildings. It is also the center of the tourist district and the side streets leading off the plaza are...
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Language Schools

I studied at Don Pedro de Alvarado for ten weeks ,I chose to study Spanish in Antigua after the excellent reports that I had read about the city. I stayed 10 weeks, and I wasn't disappointed. I am 65...
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"Whole Lotta Shaking Going On"
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toonsarah

"A colonial gem"
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Jim_Eliason

"Antigua"
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VinTolucci

"UNESCO World Heritage Site"
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"Step Back in Time in Antigua Guatemala"
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