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Holy Week Antigua Guatemala: Carpets tour

Holy Week Antigua Guatemala: Carpets tour
Holy Week Antigua Guatemala: Carpets tour
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Come to enjoy this unique celebration During Holy Week in Guatemala and be part of the elaboration of the carpets

7 hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

  • Explore Antigua by foot with a local expert tour guide
  • Admire the gorgeous “alfombras” or carpets created from colored sawdust and flowers.
  • Learn about the traditions of Guatemala during Holy Week Celebration
  • Enjoy of the colonial architecture of La Antigua Guatemala and learn about the History of the City

Includes

  • Round Trip Transfer with A/C
  • Blinguial Tour Guide (English - Spanish)
  • Breakfast

  • Food and drinks,
  • Optional gratuities,
  • Entrance fees

Please Note

• Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish). • You must bring comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera. • The itinerary will vary depending on the social events and activities that take place in the city of Antigua Guatemala on the occasion of Holy Friday. • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain. • 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. [email protected]

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Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala is unique festivity in Guatemala represents the commemoration of the passion and death of Christ through the processions carried out by the fraternities of the parishes of the city during this sacred period. Surrounded by history, culture and unique architecture, enjoy with us an amazing tour in Antigua Guatemala.
Antigua is renowned for its elaborate and colorful festivities during Holy Week. On Holy Friday, residents begin laying down painstakingly detailed street "carpets" of flowers, pine needles and dyed sawdust. Each design is unique and fleeting, as the carpet disappears as soon as a procession passes through.
You will be pick up early in the morning and transferred to Antigua Guatemala to begin a soft walking tour at the colonial city surrounded by the Holy Week colors and festivities.
During our walking through Antigua we will visit the Central Park, located at the heart of the city, surrounded by important buildings with their colonial architecture, such as the Palace of the Generals Captain, the City Hall, and the San José Cathedral which has an elaborate baroque facade, typical of antique churches. We also find here the beautiful “Las Sirenas” fountain or Mermaids fountain.
We will appreciate too the Arch of Santa Catalina. This institution was established in 1609, and the nuns in this temple and convent were cloistered.
We will have time to recover energy and enjoy a delicious breakfast
Continue our experience we will have the opportunity to be involved in the elaboration of one “alfombra” or carpet created from colored sawdust and flowers that can be appreciated just during the Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala. Also, we will be observing and admiring many more gorgeous dyed sawdust made carpets.
At some point of our walking, we will have the opportunity to appreciate for a while the processions begin, slowly moving the heavy, palm-decorated "Anda" (special float) of Christ along the streets in a sombre re-enactment of his crucifixion. An honor passed down from generation to generation, the men involved in the processions, known as "Cucuruchos", wear purple cloaks (symbolizing mourning) and hold burning incense as they walk. We will have time to take photographs of the moment.


At the end of our walking we will be transfer back to Guatemala City.

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