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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  • August 14, 2017
    Beautiful park in the middle of colonial Antigua. During the day there are many families and children, in the evening, there are also many bums around.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Perfect place to spend time surrounded by environment, get fresh air and learn more about antigua is invaluable.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Wonderful to dar and to everything to look war happens. Usually always something to do in the square.
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  • June 22, 2017
    The heart of Antigua. This is where you see life here. Such a wonderful place to be.
  • June 9, 2017
    We stayed over a Saturday night in Antigua and the central square was hopping. Street performers, musicians and crafters peddling their wares. Something for everyone.
  • May 15, 2017
    Since I can't leave a review for Antigua as a city, I will review the city park instead. Nice. So, funny, everyone in Antigua says Guatemala city is dangerous and to avoid it. But everyone in Guatemala City says Antigua is more dangerous. I went through every part of GC on bike or foot and didn't have any problem. While I have nothing against Antigua, young ladies, it is known the locals will have an afterparty since bars close at 1am and many young women get drugged and raped at these locals parties, 86 reported last year which means maybe 1000 actually happened. All good if your up for a party and letting lose. Just be smart like anywhere else. I actually had an amazing time in GC but just an OK time in Antigua. Definitely recommend the volcano hike there, the evening one is cool because you can see and hear the lava spurting out. Enjoy it all!!
  • April 12, 2017
    Pleasant enough park, there's a fountain and lots of benches and there's always lots.of people around. Feels safe. Lots of people selling food, crafts etc.
  • March 18, 2017
    It's nice enough. It's got a fountain in the middle and plenty of benches to relax and people watch. Nice cathedral but we never seen it open

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