The Plaza Central Park, Antigua

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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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  • If you are visiting antigua, it's nice to stop by at the park but it's pretty imposible to read or just hang out without being bothered. There is always someone trying to sell you some cheep artisanal...  more »
  • This is a lovely plaza with beautiful architecture, lots of shops and great for observing the locals. You could spend hours bargaining with the vendors, taking in the shops and checking out the beauti...  more »
  • The Park is very well kept, has a fountain in the middle and there are seats on one side of the garden that invites you to sit and relax for a while
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  • You have an amazing view of the volcanos.A Instagram picture Facebook post tweet about is and many others things.
  • La plaza mas linda de Guate
  • 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.
  • Great place for people watching. Grab a cup of coffee and head out to grab a bench and relax. There is live music quite often on the weekends and the shopping can't be beat.