Visit to Antigua Guatemala: Travel back in time to Antigua Guatemala and take a tour of Spanish Colonial America in a town where time stands still. Discover a place that was the capital of Guatemala for 200 years and be enchanted by its beautiful colonial streets and buildings.
Enjoy a three and-a-half hour walking tour around the centre and absorb the Spanish Baroque architecture the city is famous for. Head to Central Park, in the heart of the city, and be surrounded by the Palace of the Captain Generals, 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). Make sure you also look out for the Mermaid’s Fountain, and learn how it was built to remember a popular local legend.
Explore the Cathedral and admire its elaborate baroque façade. Originally built between 1543 and 1680, it was later rebuilt after the Santa Marta earthquake in 1773, and walk under the Arch of Santa Catalina which connects the old convent to the gardens on the other side. You also have time to be dazzled by the bright yellow exterior walls of the Church of La Merced before we make our way back to Guatemala City, with plenty of time for you to enjoy the rest of your afternoon.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at Guatemala city hotel only.
Duration: Four hours.
Start/opening time: At 8am.
End/closing time: At 12pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.