Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, Antigua

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#8 of 10 in Historic Sites in 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. Plan to visit Palacio de los Capitanes Generales during your Antigua vacation using our convenient Antigua vacation planner.
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  • It's a cute place, they should visit them at night, since it has good lighting and striking for being cute.
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  • This is one of the main buildings in Antigua's Central Park and a great photographic spot. If you can go at dusk when the building is illuminated but the sky is still blue it makes for a wonderful bac...  more »
  • The facade is the main attraction here. During colonial times it was a happening place, but now it houses miscellaneous but obscure government and other business offices. Hard to tell what really goes...  more »

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