Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, Antigua

(3.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The royal palace is a beautiful colonial building along the central square of Antigua. Built in the 17th century with its majestic columns on two levels, it is a majestic building, especially at night with the illuminations
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  • This is a large and old official building. Because it is next to the city center park with it's people and fountain it is worth a trip if in the area. It sure was not the highlight of our trip by any ...  more »
  • The palace is just in the middle of the city. It is impossible to miss. One should definitely see it in the night. It is impressive.  more »