Summary of The Day: Get ready to explore Antigua, 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 by our tour guide at your hotel in 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 , 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 Mermaid´s Fountain. The Count of Gomera (Gomera is the word for a rubber plantation) built the fountain 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 colonial history of the city.
Next, you will explore the Cathedral which was constructed between 1543 and 1680 with an elaborate baroque façade in mortar, 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, 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.
At end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Antigua Guatemala
|Hotel Boutique Casa Santa Rosa||Calle 1 Oriente 11, Alameda Santa Rosa,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Camino Real Antigua||7a calle Poniente 33B,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Candelaria||Avenida Dolores del Cerro No.5, Esquina con, 16 Av,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Casa Azul||Calle La Union,Flores, Peten|
|Hotel Casa Capuccinas||2a Avenida Norte 7,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Casa Encantada||Esquina, 9a Calle Pte 1,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Casa Quinta|
|Hotel Casa Rustica||6a Avenida Norte #8,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Casa Santo Domingo||3a Calle Oriente 28 A,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Cirilo||Calle de Los Duelos 11,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Cissus||Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Ciudad Condal||6a Calle Poniente # 27,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel D Leyenda||4 Avenida Sur 1,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel El Carmen||3 Avenida Norte N 9,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel El Convento||2a Avenida Norte # 11,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Euromaya||7a. Calle Poniente No. 43,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Finca Filadelfia||Interior Of Finca Filadelfia,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel La Casona de Antigua||Residenciales Dona Beatriz, Calle de Los Duelos,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel La Catedral||4a Ave Sur #4,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel La Ermita de Santa Lucia||Calle Del Espiritu Santo,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel La Posadita (De Don Rodrigo)||7 ave. Norte # 45,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Las Farolas||9° Calle Poniente Y 5 Avenida Sur,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Lo de Bernal||1 Calle Poniente Num 23,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Los Pasos||9na calle Oriente Numero 19, 9 Calle Oriente 19,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Mesón de Maria||3ª. Calle Poniente No. 8,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Meson del Valle||5a Avenida Sur,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Mil Flores||3a Calle Oriente No 16 A,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Palacio de Doña Leonor||4ta. Calle Oriente #8,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Panza Verde||5 ave Sur #19,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Porta Antigua||3a Calle Poniente #5,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Posada de Don Valentino|
|Hotel Posada Del Angel|
|Hotel Posada Don Rodrigo Antigua||7a Avenida Norte,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Posada Hermano Pedro|
|Hotel Posada La Merced|
|Hotel Posada Los Bucaros|
|Hotel San Rafel|
|Hotel Soleil Antigua - Club Premier Four Season||9 Calle Poniente, Carretera a Ciudad Vieja,Antigua Guatemala|
|Hotel Sor Juana|
|Hotel Uxlabil Antigua|
|Hotel Villa Colonial|
|Adult (12 - 99)||USD $32.00|
|Child (3 - 11)||USD $20.00|
|* Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) are 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|
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