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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
 
Quetzaltenango Street Food Tour
"You will start this tour walking   the 14th Avenue one block away from  the most important avenue in Xela to taste the Tostadas de Guacamole de Don Richard delicious fried corn tortillas with avocado. After this amazing experience you will walk walk to the 4th street to visit Doña Josefina Indigenous local K’iche woman here you will drink atolito de Elote and eat famous chuchitos with tomato sauce.You  will take a cooking class from Doña Letty and  learn how to prepare the Rellenitos famous in Guatemala for the combination of plantains (bananas) and sweet beans.For Lunch or dinner you cannot miss the Quichom (lunch) with rice and made hand tortillas
From $32.00

Cerro de la Cruz Tips (7)

Attacked at Cerro De La Cruz

People try to give you a false sense of security telling you there are police all over the stairs up to the cross and you are very safe during the day. This is not true Myself and another girl were...
RubyR32
Jul 16, 2014

beware of tour guide near parque

There will be tour guides wandering the parque, but they will ask for money to take you up to the cross. The tourismo police escort tourists for free 10am/3pm each day. Or better yet, walk up there...
smf834
Mar 21, 2009

Don't Go To Cerro de la Cruz Alone

In general, Antigua Guatemala is much safer than the rest of Guatemala. There is tourist police patrolling in the town. You can usually walk in the town at night without any problems. However, don't...
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bminorca
Dec 30, 2005

Cerro de la Cruz

A danger spot to mention is the cross on a hill overlooking Antigua. Crosses are customarily erected on a highpoint above Latin cities. If you choose to visit such shrines, do so in the morning....
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la_beba
Feb 10, 2005

Walking to Cerro de Cruz

If you are planning to walk the ten minutes up the hill to Cerro de Cruz to take in the panaroma, register with the tourist police beforehand so you can be accompanied. There have been many reports of...
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stevepreece
Oct 23, 2004

El cerrito

The fascinating view offered by the cerrito is magnificent. Although there are armed guards it is not advisable to climb venture out in the hillside alone or at night.
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VinTolucci
Aug 12, 2004

nice view from cross walk...

nice view from cross walk ,under the armed guardians protection...agression...and crimes against tourists (one of them 15th of november 1996)
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cbeaujean
Oct 04, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Antigua Guatemala

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Antigua Ruins

A collection of small museums housed in the 5-star hotel Casa Santo Domingo. The hotel, which is very upmarket, is built on and incorporates the ruins of the old Dominican church complex. Of the...
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Churches

Yes, I am lazy period end of report. Use your guide book/internet if you want the facts on them. I came here to take some pics....not a very religious person except when I travel as these seem to be...
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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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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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Colonial Architecture

This is perhaps the defining symbol of Antigua. It is a remnant of the once-enormous Convent of St. Catherine. This convent was founded in 1613 with only four nuns, but by 1693 its numbers had...
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Parque Central

Central Park is a great place to get a quick feel for Antigua or if you get lost head here as it is a great reference point for to reorient yourself. Come here to relax, buy an ice cream off a local...
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