The Plaza Central Park, Antigua

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Rest on a bench in The Plaza Central Park and observe the bustling atmosphere of Guatemala's former capital. Surrounded by colonial-era buildings, dominated by the grandiose San Jose Cathedral, the tree-shaded square is a great place to stroll, take a break from sightseeing, and people watch. Admire the central fountain known for its mermaid sculptures, get some souvenirs or snacks, and see the locals going about their daily life. With our custom trip planner, Antigua attractions like The Plaza Central Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Take time to sit awhile and watch the locals at work and play. Enjoy the banter of the street sellers in their colourfull traditional costumes selling trinkets and woven articles. Chew some fresh pean...  read more »
  • This square is historically very significant. It is surrounded by buildings established by the first colonial Spanish government of Antigua in the 16th Century. I found it challenging during the middl...  read more »
  • Nice experience, breathtaking to be exact..however vendors thend to be too pushy. They did not have me enjoy as I wished to. 
  • Great place to find some shade and do some people watching. Lovely park with lots of shade trees, an awesome fountain and some great architecture surrounding the park. Go check it out at night. Very safe and family friendly as well
  • Busy, outdoor park with great people watching opportunities. There are plenty of seating areas throughout- in sun and shade. Not great if you want to be left alone as there are numerous peddlers and you are likely to be approached often. The park itself is right at the base of Ave 5 (great walking avenue) and is surrounded by banks, coffee shops, and cafes.
  • Large park square in center of the city, with shops and restaurants all around. Many different vendors in the area as well peddling their wares, or selling baskets of candy. Nice place to rest after a walking tour, or to have as a home base for checking out the rest of the city.
  • Cool place to just relax and people watch. Some crafts, snacks and food for sale. Sat here and bought some ice cream, just watched the people for a while. Really nice place with lots of shops and restaurants surrounding it if you want to shop even more
  • Beautiful place. The people selling things are quite pushy and persistent. Made the experience less than relaxing!
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