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Antigua

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The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country. A cultural hub, the city boasts a variety of museums and language schools sprinkled between its churches, ruins, and quaint squares. Step back in time on a tour of Antigua and explore lively, vibrant streets, or venture out into the scenic surroundings, dominated by three volcanoes towering in the background. Use our world travel planner: Antigua and all its delights await.
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcano
Volcán Pacaya
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Art Museum
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
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Duration: 2 hours
Cerro de la Cruz ©
Landmark
Cerro de la Cruz
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Church
Iglesia de La Merced
4.6
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Antigua

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Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Ruin
Arco de Santa Catalina
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Ruin
Convento de las Capuchinas
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande ©
Historic Site
Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Cathedral de Santiago ©
Religious Site
Cathedral de Santiago
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Antigua

La Aurora Zoo ©
Zoo
La Aurora Zoo Guatemala City
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Palacio Nacional ©
Historic Site
Palacio Nacional Guatemala City
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Paseo Cayala ©
Shopping Mall
Paseo Cayala Guatemala City
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Mundo Petapa Irtra ©
Theme Park
Mundo Petapa Irtra Guatemala City
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Antigua

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ChocoMuseo ©
Specialty Museum
ChocoMuseo
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Centro Cultural La Azotea ©
History Museum
Centro Cultural La Azotea
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Paseo De Los Museos
Specialty Museum
Paseo De Los Museos
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Casa K'Ojom
Specialty Museum
Casa K'Ojom
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Antigua

Volcan de Agua ©
Volcano
Volcan de Agua
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Caoba Farms ©
Garden
Caoba Farms
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Antigua

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Casa de Artes ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Casa de Artes
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Jades Imperio Maya ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Jades Imperio Maya
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Los Colores de la Tierra
Gift & Specialty Shop
Los Colores de la Tierra
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
La Antigua Galeria de Arte ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
La Antigua Galeria de Arte
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Guatemala Destination Tours ©
Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Guatemala Destination Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
The Plaza Central Park ©
Landmark
The Plaza Central Park
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Coffee / Tea Tour
Coffee & Tea Tours
4.8
Duration: 4h 30 min

Where to stay in Antigua

The grid-like but picturesque central streets of Antigua abound with accommodations catering to all manner of travelers, with a selection of budget, mid-range, and high-end boutiques. Most cluster around the city's central landmark, Parque Central (Plaza Mayor). If you stay in this area, you'll be close to all the best attractions in Antigua, as well as the city's most visited eateries, bars, and cafes. If you want to stay in a slightly less crowded area, look just north of the city center to the streets around Iglesia La Merced.
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