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. Work out when and for how long to visit The Plaza Central Park and other Antigua attractions using our handy Antigua trip planner .
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  • It's a pretty park with tree-lined walkways offering shade, colorful flowers, and a lovely fountain called Las Serenas (Diego de Pomes' mermaid fountain circa 1737.) The square reminded us of Spain ex...  more »
  • The plaza is bustling and full of people and dogs. There is a friendly feeling and plenty of shops around. The cobbled streets and old buildings nearby are impressive.  more »
  • I found the park to be just okay. It was always busy and bustling with vendors selling their wares all over. In the span of about 10 minutes we said no to vendors no less than 8 times - it was a littl...  more »
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