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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  • The Central Park has the cathedral down one side, town hall functions (with a great view from an upstairs veranda) down another and cafes on a third. It's a great place for people watching, taking pho...  more »
  • Nice and quiet square surrounded by some nice buildings. Good when it's hot to sit by the fountain
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  • As pretty as any parque central in Guatemala. Lots of shade trees, benches and a beautiful fountain with some interesting features. Check the bench before you sit down, bird poop can be a problem. The...  more »
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  • 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.