Things to see in Antigua Guatemala

Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Antigua Guatemala.
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  • Antigua is a World Heritage city, and has well-preserved Spanish Renaissance architecture, churches and the environment is a charming place and a must if you are traveling through Guatemala. Although quite touristy, the ambient in t...
  • El Arco de Santa Catalina is the symbol of Antigua. Constructed in the year 1649 for the nuns of the Convent of Mercy Nuetra, it was reconstructed along with the clock tower in the 19th century after the earthquakes before. One can ...
  • Located on 3rd Avenue North, this ruin of Antigua Guatemala can be visited. Even though it is a site for visitors, most people come because the sidewalk is wide so many women place themselves there to sell their crafts. Generally w...
  • The views are taken from this mound are impressive, especially if the day is clear, with the volcano on the Water front. Although it is not a good idea to climb by yourself, they organize group trips and I went up 2 times. It does n...
  • This happened for Easter ... I had fun watching the procession in the colonial city and I loved seeing the different types of carpet on which the procession took place. In the court there are photographers who capture photos of the...
  • The Arco de Santa Catalina is one of the most famous sites for visitors to see in Antigua Guatemala, and is situated on Fifth Avenue North. Built in the 17th century, it was used to connect it to the Santa Catalina convent of cloist...
  • It has been beautifully restored in a colonial style. They have numerous cultural events for free (exhibitions, film screenings, lectures ....) with various educational classes and workshops. It is worth walking the aisles for a whi...
  • This bright and spacious square is one of the most beautiful ones in all of Guatemala. It is the true focal point of the city, and is always filled with tourists. Tourists, natives, musicians, craftsmen ... All come to this place bo...
  • Bad service, shame that the place is very nice and the food is good I can't say anything bad about it, but the service is horrid, lousy, awful. Hopefully the owner has realized this because the waiters and waitresses mistreat him on...
  • Nim Pot is a craft store located in Mayan Arch Street in Antigua Guatemala. The ownder is American, and is name is Frank. He is spent 15 years living in Antigua. He had been traveling before in Guatemala, and is prized by the Mayans...
  • This market is near the main market and a very close to the old bus station. Nim Po't market has the best assortment of crafts of the city. Under one roof there are dozens of Guatemalan craft stalls: jewellery, handbags, bedspreads,...
  • Next to Palacio del Ayuntamiento, in Central Park, we found the small but interesting Museum of Old Liro. After paying a modest entrance fee we could see printed and bound copies of books from the colonial era, including a replica o...
  • There is a small set of ruins and crypt next to the Church of San Francisco, which is crowded by tourists and elders. It used to be a cross north of the church, but has not been restored. There are, however, gardens and fountains wh...
  • THE REAL NAME IS union tank, and the front is the Union Park, both have to the east the ruins of the convent of Santa Clara, a lovely city that has very old buildings and there are folkloric stories of the place which are very inter...
  • Studio 35 is one of the most popular bars in Antigua. And it gained this success in no time. If I remember correctly, it opened in December 2006, so it has taken a little more than two years, operating on Arch Street. In the past, e...
  • If you go to visit the Church of San Francisco and the tomb of Brother Paul, you will not be able to resist stopping for a while in the handicrafts placed nearby. There, besides buying a "chumpa" (jacket) or a wooden Mayan figure, y...
  • The Cafe Sky is located on an avenue that has much to offer: a two-step is Café No Sé, the restaurant Nokiate, Angie Angie, Spanish schools (for those who need hehe), the little bar Y Tu Piña also, etc. etc. etc. ... The Sky Cafe is...
  • A good- even if a little rugged- way to get to know Antigua is to rent a bike and explore it. I say it is rough because most of the city is paved and riding can be a real adventure. Nevertheless, it is a perfect way to get an overal...
  • The Sinventura is a cheerful bar in Old Guatemala. It's on the 4th Avenue South, right next to Mono Loco, when you go past the central park. It is an institution in Antigua because it is free to get in, the drinks are cheap and ther...
  • Café No Sé is a popular place for tourists. I usually prefer non-tourist places, but this spot has plenty to offer, so I quite liked it: live music, but not the typical salsa but local artists, songwriters, in Spanish and English vo...
  • La Fabrika is one of the gyms where you will find both 50 year old ladies, and young macho men checking themselves out in the mirror. It is a bit far from central park, but nothing special. It has many machines as the other gym in t...
  • One Sunday we walked around the old central park and I saw a lot of people crammed into a little corner on the street. They were all silent and attentive at times, and laughing out loud at others. I went over to see what it was all ...
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