Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

  • Antigua Guatemala is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Mudéjar-influenced Baroque architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Central Park (Parque Central) is the heart of the city. The reconstructed fountain there is a popular gathering spot. Off to the side of the Central Park, the Arco de Santa Catalina is among the many notable architectural landmarks of La Antigua. La Antigua is noted for its very elaborate religious celebrations during Lent (Cuaresma), leading up to Holy Week (Semana Santa) and Easter (Pascua). Each Sunday in Lent, one of the local parishes sponsor a Procession through the streets of Antigua. Due to its popularity amongst tourists and its very well developed tourism infrastructure, Antigua Guatemala is often used as a central location in which many choose to set up base and from here, visit other tourist areas in Guatemala and Central America. Cruise ships that dock at Guatemalan ports offer trips to Antigua from both the Pacific and Atlantic.

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See the Sirens’ Fountain on an Antigua Guatemala Half-Day Walking Tour See the Sirens’ Fountain on an Antigua Guatemala Half-Day Walking Tour Want to learn about the colonial history of Antigua? Then check out the Antigua Guatemala Half-Day Walking Tour. On this tour visitors will visit Central Park, the Cathedral of Saint José, the Arch of Saint Catherine and La Merced Church.
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