Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

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Now commonly referred to as just Antigua (or La Antigua), the city was one of the grand colonial capitals of the Spanish Empire in America from the 16th-18th centuries. Under the name Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala, it was the original "Guatemala City". A disastrous earthquake in 1773 destroyed or damaged most of the city, and the Spanish crown ordered the capital moved to a new city, what became the modern Guatemala City. In 1776 this old city was ordered abandoned. Not everyone left,

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Top Things to Do in Antigua Guatemala

Casa Santo Domingo

Specialty Museum

Acatenango Volcano

Volcano

Pacaya Volcano

Volcano

La Merced

Church

Arco de Santa Catalina

Ancient Ruin

Church of San Francisco

Ancient Ruin

The Plaza Central Park

Landmark

Cerro de la Cruz

Landmark

ChocoMuseo

Specialty Museum

Mercado el Carmen

Street Market

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Popular Tours in Antigua Guatemala

8-Day Best of Guatemala Tour: Antigua, Pacaya Volcano, Lake Atitlan and Tikal Ruins

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Immerse yourself in Guatemala’s fascinating history and beautiful scenery on this 8-day tour. See some of Guatemala’s best-known destinations as you take a city... Read More

Pacaya Volcano Day Trip from Antigua

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Spend a day visiting Guatemala's most active volcanoes on this day trip from Antigua! See the impressive Pacaya Volcano up close as you hike through volcanic... Read More

Full Day Tour: Chichicastenango Maya Market and Lake Atitlan from Antigua

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Depart from Antigua early in the morning to Chichicastenango Maya market, and witness ancient Indian rituals at the Santo Tomas Church and enjoy the picturesque... Read More

Rest and Relaxation at Lake Atitlan

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This is a great option if you want to get away and relax. Gaze at the mesmerizing Lake Atitlan, swim, kayak, read at book, catch up on emails, enjoy an... Read More

Walking Tour of Antigua

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Go back to the colonial times of Guatemala and Central America on this enjoyable cultural walk of a city considered an open air museum. Antigua is a World... Read More

Hands-on Cooking Class in Antigua

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Founded in 2007, the school specializes in teaching Guatemalan cuisine in a fun and engaging way. The classes are small and they are taught in either English or... Read More

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