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Antigua Guatemala, UNESCO World Hertiage Site

Antigua Guatemala Half Day Tour From Guatemala City

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Explore the fascinating City of Antigua and learn about its history during colonial times

Highlights

  • Visit the Colonial City of La Antigua, a UNESCO World Hertiage city
  • Enjoy of the colonial architecture of La Antigua Guatemala and learn the History of the Former Capital of Spanish Guatemala
  • Appreciate the wonderful landscape of La Antigua Guatemala and the stunning Agua Volcano

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Hotel Transfers from Most Guatemala City Hotels
  • Bilingual Guide (English and Spanish)

Exclusions

  • Food and Beverages
  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled
  • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera
  • Please contact us if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact Gray Line Guatemala to arrange. info@graylineguatemala.com

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May 03 2017
Juan Pablo as a guide is awesome!
Apr 15 2017
Very interesting your. Our guide Pablo was excellent. Ever helpful to my wife and I. Very knowledgeable and understanding. The tour opened our eyes to get local religious passion and commitment during Holy Week. A must see in Antigua Guatemala
Dec 10 2016
Nice place! Jairo is a great guy and he loves what he does!
Nov 15 2016
Bellísimo paseo. Patrimonio de la humanidad. Interesante recorrido por los lugares de mayor relevancia. Muy agradable
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ITINERARY

Visit Antigua, Guatemala, a town where time stands still. Once the third largest city in all of Spanish Colonial America and for 200 years the capital of Guatemala, it is today a peaceful, beautiful and partially restored colonial city. Cobblestone streets wind through the city of majestic churches and monasteries.

You will be picked up at your hotel in Guatemala City and transferred to Colonial Antigua Guatemala to begin your soft walking tour of Antigua. You’ll visit Central Park, Cathedral of Santiago, Arch of Santa Catalina and La Merced Church.

Central Park is located at the heart of the city, surrounded by the traditional grid pattern frequently utilized in Spanish urban planning in the colonies. The park is surrounded by the Palace of the Generals Captain ,the City Hall, the church of San José (formerly the Cathedral of Guatemala), the Archbishop’s Palace and the Portal of Commerce (or the Bakers’ Portal). Here, visitors will also find the beautiful Mermaid´s Fountain. The Count of Gomera (Gomera is the word for a rubber plantation) the fountain was built in remembrance of a popular legend, which tells the story of a King whose daughters gave birth but did not want to nurse their children. Learn about this famous story as you immerse yourself in the legendary colonial city.

Next, you will explore the Cathedral which was constructed between 1543 and 1680 with an elaborate baroque façade, typical of antique churches. The Cathedral has smooth columns, a body and a belfry that was rebuilt after the Santa Marta earthquake in 1773. You then proceed to the Arch of Santa Catalina. This institution was established in 1609, and the nuns in this temple and convent were cloistered. The temple was inaugurated on the 15th of September, 1647. In 1694, the construction of the arch was finished and it served as a bridge to connect the convent with the gardens on the other side of the street.
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At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Guatemala City.

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.