Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, Antigua

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A spectacular example of colonial architecture in the heart of the city, Palacio de los Capitanes Generales is Antigua’s first two story building. Constructed during 1558, the structure is completely supported by thick white stone arches. Its original purpose was to house all government offices. The palace stands tall over the central plaza and is illuminated at night, providing great photo opportunities at any time of the day. Put Palacio de los Capitanes Generales into our Antigua trip maker website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Antigua.
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  • Place to spend an hour, beautiful building and lovely courtyard. Definitely worth the entrance fee of 7.50.
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  • Although it could quite improve your samples, it is a place that may be visiting by the symbolic and historical value that keeps. Its architecture is very beautiful and worth the journey through the property.
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  • It looks amazing during the day but be sure to return at night to see it lit up. Also climb to the second floor for wonderful views of the Cathedral and park which was lit up for Christmas!  more »

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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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