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Palacio de los Capitanes Generales

Calle Poniente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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This grand palace, parts of which are still in various stages of restoration, is home to several government offices.
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Calle Poniente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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"beautiful building"
in 5 reviews
"central park"
in 11 reviews
"lit up at night"
in 4 reviews
"government offices"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful at night"
in 2 reviews
"colonial times"
in 2 reviews
"the main square"
in 2 reviews
"palace"
in 7 reviews
"arches"
in 12 reviews
"facade"
in 9 reviews
"plaza"
in 10 reviews
"architecture"
in 6 reviews
"shelter"
in 2 reviews
"cathedral"
in 6 reviews
"illuminated"
in 3 reviews
"beauty"
in 4 reviews
"governmental"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This building is on one side of the central plaza. The street is normally roped off so it is easy to walk through and photograph. You will be here anyway if in Antigua, great shots with lights on at night or standing on the street...More

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palacio borders Central park and is one quadrant of the square. It is a beautiful piece of architecture and it is illuminated at night. A great place for photography; locals, vendors, tourists and always something going on in this busy part of town.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large building, worth to stop for a little bit,get a coffee or refreshment.To give fair review- It is nice to sit down and watch what is happening in the park. Again,nearby park is a vibrant place, lots of selling, tourists souvenirs and people approaching you...More

Thank Mishka B
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

It looks amazing during the day but be sure to return at night to see it lit up. Also climb to the second floor for wonderful views of the Cathedral and park which was lit up for Christmas!

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

A building with a lot of history, in the Square where the Cathedral, the Ayuntamiento and the Park are. This is the way spaniards used to do the layout of cities.

Thank Maria Olga T
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

This building with all of its arches is just an amazing site to see. located right next to the Antigua central park you sit on a park bench and just look at all the detail put into this structure.

Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is a wonderful building to visit during the day, but it looks absolutely amazing all lit up at night! To that regard, there are usually a lot of street vendors sleeping under the shelter of the arches at night. We walked through there several...More

Thank Todd G
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is one of the main buildings in Antigua's Central Park and a great photographic spot. If you can go at dusk when the building is illuminated but the sky is still blue it makes for a wonderful background.

Thank Brad H
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The facade is the main attraction here. During colonial times it was a happening place, but now it houses miscellaneous but obscure government and other business offices. Hard to tell what really goes on in there as the doors are generally shut, opening briefly sometimes...More

Thank DudesAdrift
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is a pretty cool building with a lovely facade right next to the central park. We went to the museum situated inside the building which was pretty interesting as well.

Thank KayleeShepheard
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