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UNESCO JEWELS: Antigua Guatemala Half Day Tour from Guatemala City

UNESCO JEWELS: Antigua Guatemala Half Day Tour from Guatemala City
UNESCO JEWELS: Antigua Guatemala Half Day Tour from Guatemala City
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Explore the fascinating City of Antigua and learn about its history during colonial times

5 Hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation

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

Includes

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

  • Food and Beverages
  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • 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. [email protected]

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Antigua Guatemala, 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 transfer to Antigua Guatemala to meet our local guide to begin your soft walking of approximately 3 hours below a brief summary of what to expect on your way.

La Merced Church of Guatemalan Ultrabaroque style, this temple has two bell towers. On the facade of the church, in its upper part is a sculpture of San Pedro Nolasco, founder of the Mercedarian Order.

Santa Catalina Arch, built to connect the nuns between cloisters to avoid being seen due to the votes that the religious who belonged to that Order took, After the earthquakes of 1773, the arch became important due to the arrangements that were made. These arrangements included the construction of a turret and the inclusion of a Lamy Amp Lacroix watch of French origin.

Central Park surrounded by the traditional grid pattern used frequently in urban planning in the Spanish colonies. The park is surrounded by the Palace of the General Captains, the Town Hall, the Cathedral of San Jose and the Trade Portal.
Here in the park, we will also find the Las Sirenas fountain. This fountain has a traditional oral where the Count of La Gomera ordered to build the fountain in memory of his daughters, who in giving birth did not want to breastfeed their children for what the count ordered To tie his daughters to a trunk in the center of a waterhole, where they died of thirst and hunger.

Continue our way we will visit the La Unión tank, which is one of the most representative laundries in this city, only the big houses had a place where they could be washed. For this reason, most of the inhabitants - housewives - went to public laundries. This was inaugurated on February 3, 1853.

At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Guatemala City.

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a Gray Line customer
Feb 24 2018
Loved the place! That volcano view really worth it.
Ms Dale Posner
May 03 2017
Juan Pablo as a guide is awesome!
Mr William Ward
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
Mr Carlos Torres Serrano
Dec 10 2016
Nice place! Jairo is a great guy and he loves what he does!
a Gray Line customer
Nov 15 2016
Bellísimo paseo. Patrimonio de la humanidad. Interesante recorrido por los lugares de mayor relevancia. Muy agradable
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