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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  • Also located in the main square of Antigua that housed the headquarters of the Royal Audiencia and the captaincy General of the Kingdom of Guatemala that has 2 floors and 54 arches and which was not exempt from the earthquakes that struck the region for more than 200 years which were that do you repair. At night is a sight to see it with the light on and in the actulida functions as a cultural center, Museum and has a restaurant. It is one of the must-sees of the city
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  • this was an interesting building on the outside to see and take pictures. I didn't get inside the place. There are some good restaurants close by  more »
  • I do not believe that tours to see inside are available not not. If they are I´d go. It is a piece of history so get a photo and move on. There is a lot to see and do in Antigua.  more »
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