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Antigua Full-Day Guided City Tour

Product ID: 50685
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Explore Antigua, the one-time colonial capital of Guatemala, on a tour that takes in the main attractions of this charming city and includes visits to a number of surrounding villages as well. Admire the Spanish colonial architecture on a guided walk.
About this activity
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

From the pickup point in Guatemala.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit several villages located outside the city of Antigua
  • Take a walking tour of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Admire the colonial architecture of the city that was Guatemala’s capital for 200 years
Full description
Antigua, Guatemala, was at one time the third-largest city in Spanish colonial America and for 200 years the capital of Guatemala. Today it is a lovely, partially restored spot with cobblestone streets that wind through a city of majestic churches and monasteries.

For this full-day tour you’ll be picked up at your hotel and head to Antigua. Visit the La Merced Church, of Guatemalan Ultra Baroque style, which has on its facade, in the upper part a sculpture of San Pedro Nolasco, founder of the Mercedarian Order. Its belfry was rebuilt after the Santa Marta earthquake in 1773.

Continue on to the Santa Catalina Arch, on which construction began in 1609. From 1694, when the arch was completed, it served as a bridge to connect the convent with the gardens on the other side of the street.

The Central Park is located at the heart of the city, surrounded by the traditional grid pattern of streets frequently used in Spanish urban planning in the colonies. You’ll see the Palace of the Captain Generals, City Hall, the Church of San José, the Archbishop’s Palace, and the Portal of Commerce. In addition, your guide will show you the Las Sirenas fountain. Learn about this famous story as you immerse yourself in the colonial history of the city.

Continue our way we will visit the La Unión tank, which is one of the most representative laundries in this city, only the big houses had a place where they could wash.

Transfer outside of Antigua Guatemala, you will visit surrounding villages, including the weaving village of San Antonio Aguas Calientes and Ciudad Vieja, also San Miguel Dueñas, where you’ll visit a macadamia plantation and learn about this nut.

At end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Round-trip hotel transfers
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and beverages
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• A minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled
• Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
• It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera
• Please contact local partner if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian-speaking tours are available, subject to additional costs and guide availability
• For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact local provider to arrange

From US$ 60 per person

Organized by

Gray Line Guatemala

Product ID: 50685