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Antigua

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. Antigua is in Sacatepequez Department. Use our Guatemala trip planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Antigua.
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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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