Antigua Guatemala walking tour

Language English, Spanish
Price 25,00 USD for excursion
Capacity Group of more than 10 people
Duration 5 hours

Get a short introduction to the Spanish-colonial charm of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site, during this 3-hour morning tour from Guatemala City. This atmospheric city was the country’s capital for more than 200 years, creating a wealth of historic architecture and gorgeous scenery for you to discover during your walking tour. Tread on Antigua’s cobblestone streets as you explore sites like the Cathedral of Santiago, Central Park and the city's iconic Arch of Santa Catalina. Your Antigua visit also includes a guide and round-trip hotel transport.

Explore Antigua during this morning walking tour from Guatemala City Immerse yourself in the rich history and beautiful architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage site Discover some of Antigua's most iconic structures, including the Cathedral of Santiago and Arch of Santa Catalina Soak up the rich tapestry of Antigua's sights and sounds as you explore this atmospheric city on foot Perfect excursion for history and architecture-lovers

Explore the fascinating city of Antigua and learn about its history during colonial times. You will be picked up 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.

Proceed to the Arch of Santa Catalina, 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.

Then we will walk to the old convent of the Dominican monks it was one of the richest and largest properties at Antigua Guatemala valley.

Today it has become one of the most beautiful and impressive of all Guatemala hotels.

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

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