Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, Antigua

3.8
#7 of 14 in Historic Sites in Antigua
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.
Create an itinerary including Palacio de los Capitanes Generales
map
Palacio de los Capitanes Generales Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
181 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A very long, elegant building with numerous arches built in 1558 that was Antigua's government center until 1773. It occupies one entire side of the central plaza, so you can't miss it. Those who enjo...  more »
  • It is a beautiful building which is located in the center of old. It is very elegant and their bows are very beautiful. It has sidewalk seating, it also has a restaurant.
    View original
  • Precious stone portals with colonial architecture of high quality. the second floor views are magnificent. Travel portal is an obligation.
    View original
Places to stay near Palacio de los Capitanes Generales

Plan your trip to Antigua

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Palacio de los Capitanes Generales by other users

15 days in Guatemala City BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Antigua BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in Antigua BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Guatemala City BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Guatemala City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Antigua BY A USER FROM CANADA June, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Guatemala City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Guatemala BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 59 days in Guatemala City BY A USER FROM EL SALVADOR June, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: June, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Antigua BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Guatemala City BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans