Colonial Antigua Afternoon Walking Tour

Antigua, Central Highlands, Guatemala

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  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
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  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour

Overview

Explore the fascinating city of Antigua and learn about it’s 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 the 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, you 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.

Information

Includes:
  • Walking tour
  • Small-group tour
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Excludes:
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

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Most of Antigua Guatemala Hotels
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2:30pm
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Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

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