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Address: Plaza Mayor | City Center, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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This town square, with tree-lined streets and old colonial buildings, is a...

This town square, with tree-lined streets and old colonial buildings, is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists.

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Central area of downtown. Crafters were set up in booths one day, so you can see local artists' work. A book tent was set up another day. Beautiful architecture around the park!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2015
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Eden Prairie, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Central area of downtown. Crafters were set up in booths one day, so you can see local artists' work. A book tent was set up another day. Beautiful architecture around the park!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Antigua is a very popular, tourist friendly town, but I recall the Parque Central as feeling like its vendors cater more to the locals, and is a place where locals relax in the shade of some rather nice rows of trees.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

We went to visit the plaza on a Friday night. It was so pleasant with more locals than tourists and a live band playing. Little children were running around and enjoying the beautiful fountain. Don't leave before the lights come on the cathedral

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Those of you who have traveled much throughout Guate will know that (as in many other countries) the 'parque central,' bounded by a church, is usually the cultural, market, and political center of a town. In Antigua the the parque central has still retained at least two of those functions (the market happens elsewhere). It's beautiful and a great place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

I was here on a Saturday night and it was hopping! They had a concert, shops open, food everywhere and it was a TON of fun. I would say this is a great place to wander around and check out (it's not very big) and there's probably much more going on Fridays and Saturdays than during the week.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

This Is a lovely little park in the centre of Antigua where the locals hang out. A nice place to sit and tach Guatemalan life going on round you. If you look like a tourist you'll probably get asked if you want to buy local crafts, snacks etc but the people are lovely and not pushy and as soon as... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

When you visit this beautiful Park/Market Plase you wil understand why nowadays the Shopping Malls in the US are open air sopaces that ... imitate the European style markets invented thousand years ago... :) Added photo opp attractions are La Catedral and... Vulcan de Agua towering on the horizon...

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Forest Grove, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

The Parque Central is a thriving area of visit. Stop to listen to musicians, watch the street performers and enjoy the Spanish architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

The Center of Antigua is a great spot to sit and people watch. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and historical buildings

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

A great place to sit and take in the city; we grabbed a coffee from a cafe across the road and admired the Spanish colonial architecture and people going about their day.

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