La Antigua is one of Guatemala’s most charming and historic cities. During this half-day walking tour you’ll enjoy an evening visit of some of Antigua’s best sites.
- 4 hrs
- Available Days:
- Mon Tue Wed Fri Sat
- 1:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
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.
Note: Tour can also start from Antigua, Guatemala
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.
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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.
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What to Bring
Comfortable shoes and clothes, sunscreen, hat, camera, bottled water, and cash for tips, food, and souvenirs.
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Similar things to do
This tour offers you an interesting looks at some of the historical and cultural underpinnings of Antigua. Start your tour with a peek behind the curtain of local transportation with a visit to one of the factories that makes chicken buses — local worker Don Augusto will show you around the factory and give you some insight into the artistry that gives these vehicles their vibrant personalities.