UNESCO JEWELS: Antigua Half Day Tour from Guatemala City

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  • 5 hr

Depart from Guatemala City to explore the fascinating city of Antigua Guatemala, declared World Heritage Site for its historical value, wonderful architecture and colorful landscapes, learning about history and culture. You will visit some buildings with unique architecture style of the once consdered the third most important Spanish colony in the Americas.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Gray Line Guatemala

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Pass By: Gray Line Guatemala

You will be picked up at your hotel (selected hotels) in Guatemala City and transfer to our meeting point in Antigua Guatemala to meet our local guide to begin your soft walking of approximately 3 hours below a brief summary of what to expect on your way. Antigua Guatemala, 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.

Stop At: Iglesia de La Merced

La Merced Church of Guatemalan Ultrabaroque style, is a temple of the Mercedarian Order, which was founded by San Pedro Nolasco, of whom there is a sculpture in the upper part of the facade of the church..

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Arco de Santa Catalina

The Santa Catalina Arch was built to connect the nuns between cloisters to avoid being seen due to the votes that the religious who belonged to that Order took, After the earthquakes of 1773, the arch became important due to the arrangements that were made. These arrangements included the construction of a turret and the inclusion of a Lamy Amp Lacroix watch of French origin.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Plaza Central Park

The Central Park was built based on the traditional patterns used in the urban planning of the Spanish colonies. The park is surrounded by buildings that are maintained over time, such as Palace of the General Captains, the Town Hall, the Cathedral of San Jose and the Trade Portal. The central park was built based on the traditional patterns used in the urban planning of the Spanish colonies. The park in turn is surrounded by buildings that are maintained over time, such as We also find in the center of the park, Las Sirenas fountain, that has a traditional oral that you will discover during the tour.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Tanque de la Union

Continuing our way, we will visit the La Unión tank, which is one of the most representative laundries in this city, and has a historical value because only the big houses had a place where they could wash. For this reason, most of the inhabitants - housewives - went to public laundries.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Jade Maya - The Original Jade factory and Museum

Jade Factory and Museum The jade is cut and polished in the factory by local Guatemalan workers who follow the carving traditions of their ancestors, Ancient civilizations appreciated the jadeite jade stones as ornaments, tools, and burial artifacts.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At:

El Carmen Ruins, The facade of the church was built with stucco-covered bricks, it had two levels with 24 columns in total, distributed in two towers of 6 columns each, this detail makes the temple still unique today. To one side of these ruins is the El Carmen Craft Market.where you can find a lot of Guatemalan souvenirs.

Duration: 10 minutes

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At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back Guatemala City by our driver.
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