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Walking Tour of Antigua

Highlights
  • Professionally guided walking tour of Antigua, Guatemala
  • Explore scenic church ruins and a local jade factory
  • Learn the rich history of Guatemala’s former capital city
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Walking Tour of Antigua
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Walking Tour of Antigua
US$ 15.00
Overview
Get the lay of the land with a guided walking tour of Antigua, Guatemala. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a traveler’s favorite for its cobblestone streets, volcano views, colonial architecture, and abundance of crafts and markets. On this tour, you’ll discover the historic sites that give Antigua its special character.
What to Expect

Begin your walking tour at the mermaid fountain in Antigua’s main plaza. Check out the historic buildings that frame the central square: the Ayuntamiento, or City Hall, and the Captain General Palace, both known for their many arches. You’ll see the impressive ruins of the city’s main cathedral, affected by a series of powerful earthquakes like many of the other historic buildings in Antigua.

Next you’ll visit the San Francisco Church, parts of which date back to the 16th century. This church holds the tomb of Brother Peter, Guatemala’s first saint. Continue on to the elegant grounds of Santo Domingo, a one-time monastery turned luxury hotel and restaurant.

End your tour at a local jade factory, where you’ll learn about the history of this precious stone and its significance in Mayan culture. Your trip concludes back in Antigua’s central square.

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Reviews (21)

1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Professional and Relevant Tour

The walking day tour of Colonial Antigua by MB Guatemala Travel was in short interesting, relevant, and professional. We covered most the major colonial sites with in the historical city of Antigua. Our guide offered relevant information not only about each specific site, but also...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 9 August 2018
Excellent introduction to and orientation for Antigua

We decided on an early morning tour of Antigua as this was our first day in Guatemala and it seemed like a good way to orientate ourselves to the city. We met our guide Galileo in the central square and he was very friendly and...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 31 July 2018
Fantastic tour!

Erwin made the four hours fly by as he shared the vast amount of information he possesses about his beloved country. I learned not only about the history of Antigua and Guatemala but also about its people, its natural resources, its economy and its beliefs....More

Thank regalada
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Antigua Day Tour

Erwin Rivas was our tour guide for a day tour of Antigua and he was fantastic. His english is very strong and his knowledge of the local history and sights thorough and interesting. Strongly recommend.

Thank taboardman1
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile
Great Walking Tour

Erwin was an excellent and very informative guide. He has a real passion for his work and the city itself which made the tour really engaging! The tour was really well structured and covered all the main sights. If you’re into history, this is the...More

Thank Kate H
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