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Antigua Guatemala: Half-Day Walking Tour

1. Antigua Guatemala: Half-Day Walking Tour

Experience a city where time has stood still on a half-day walking tour of Antigua Guatemala, once the third largest city in Spanish colonial America. For 200 years, Antigua Guatemala (commonly referred to as just "Antigua" or "La Antigua") was the capital of Guatemala, but today it's a peaceful place of cobblestone streets, majestic churches and monasteries and partially restored architecture. Visit La Merced Church of Guatemalan and see its ultra-baroque style. This temple has two bell towers and on its facade in the upper part, is a sculpture of San Pedro Nolasco, founder of the Mercedarian Order. Proceed to the Santa Catalina Arch, built in 1694 as part of a convent first established in 1609. Hear how the arch served as a bridge connecting the convent with the gardens on the other side of the street. Go to Central Park in the heart of the city, surrounded by the traditional grid pattern that was frequently used in Spanish urban planning in the colonies. Admire the monuments surrounding the park, such as the Palace of the Captain Generals, City Hall, the Church of San José (formerly the Cathedral of Guatemala), the Archbishop’s Palace and the Portal of Commerce (Bakers’ Portal). Look at the Mermaid´s Fountain, built by the Count of Gomera in memory of the story of a king whose daughters gave birth but did not want to nurse their children. Continue walking to visit the La Unión tank, which is one of the most representative laundries in this city (historically, only the big houses had a proper laundry facilities). Benefit from drop off at your hotel in Antigua Guatemala at the end of the tour.

Antigua Family Walking Tour

2. Antigua Family Walking Tour

Experience the most rewarding adventure with your family on an exclusive family walking tour. Your family-friendly local professional guide will make sure the kids have just as much fun sightseeing as adults. Enjoy an easy pace and a stroll around the city center, highlighting the famous cultural and architectural sites. The whole family will have fun learning about Antigua’s fascinating and interesting sites. Hear stories from the guide, which are guaranteed to provide you with a few giggles, as you wind down the off beaten paths of the city. Discover the legend hidden in The Arch of Santa Catalina of Antigua, and learn what Antigua means and how to pronounce it. The whole family will have fun learning about Antigua’s fascinating and interesting sites.

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What people are saying about Antigua Guatemala

An interesting, very worthwhile tour!

This tour covered the historic highlights of Antigua and was presented by a friendly, very knowledgeable guide: Juan Pablo. I was very surprised (and grateful!) when I learned that he traveled all the way from Guatemala City to give a tour only to me! I would have missed so much important and interesting information if it wasn't for this tour! (I tried seeing a couple of the museums on my own but got so much less information from that effort.)