Antigua Walking Tour Half Day
La Antigua is one of Guatemala’s most charming and historic cities. During this half-day walking tour you’ll visit some of Antigua’s best sites.
up to 15 days in advance
- Duration: 3 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 9:00 AM, 2:30 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
As its name implies (Antigua means “old” in Spanish), Antigua is a historic city. It was the capital of Guatemala until an earthquake destroyed much of the city in 1773 and the capital was moved to Guatemala City. Even so, many historic structures still stand here today. Antigua was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
This tour includes visits to the main attractions of Antigua. You’ll stroll around the central plaza to get a sense for the pace of life here. On the north side of the plaza is the Palacio de Ayuntamiento, which was once the town hall but now houses municipal offices and a museum. You’ll also see the large Catedral de Santiago, which dominates the eastern side of the plaza. The cathedral was originally built in 1545 but was destroyed by an earthquake in 1583 and rebuilt in 1670. You’ll also visit the churches of San Francisco and La Merced.
Your group will visit the Santa Catalina Archway, one of the most iconic structures in Antigua. The archway was originally part of a convent founded in 1609. Nowadays its one of the city’s most photographed sites—the archway frames the Agua Volcano and is surrounded by old buildings and cobblestone streets.
This tour also allows you to visit the Casa Santo Domingo Museum and the Jade Museum, both of which house an extraordinary array of archeological items.
This tour lasts three hours. Tour participants should be capable of walking for this amount of time.
Attractions VisitedAcatenango Volcano
Guatemala’s Acatenango Volcano is set just outside the city of La Antigua. Rising to about 13,000 feet (3,976 m), this volcano is a popular climb with travelers staying in Antigua.
The Fuego Volcano is one of Central America’s most active volcanoes. Set some 10 miles (16 km) outside La Antigua and adjoining the Acatenango Volcano, Fuego is a large stratovolcano that at times produces intense lava fountains, huge ash plumes, and pyroclastic flows.
The Pacaya Volcano is one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes. Rising to a height of 8,373-feet (2,552-m), the Pacaya Volcano makes for a convenient day trip from Guatemala City or Antigua. The volcano was granted national park status in 2001.
What to Bring
Comfortable shoes, camera, and sunscreen.
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Leonel Azurdia was very knowledgeable about the history of this area.
Leonel took us to lots of interesting places in Antigua. So many churches! It was great to learn about the past and present renovations to buildings. We are grateful we had Leonel as our tour guide because he talked constantly which we loved.
The walking tour was excellent. I would recommend on taking the walking tour because you come to know the culture and see the place in depth.
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