Colonial Antigua Afternoon Tour from Guatemala City

  • Código da excursão: 3022P53
  • Local: Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Duração: 5 horas (aproximadamente)

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Discover the colonial charm of Antigua on a half-day trip from Guatemala City with a knowledgeable guide. During a leisurely walking tour of Antigua, admire prominent landmarks like La Merced Church, the Cathedral of Santiago and the Arch of Santa Catalina while listening to commentary rich with historical information. Enrich your knowledge of Guatemala’s colonial history and listen to legends surrounding monuments like the Mermaid’s Fountain and the Portal of Commerce. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from Guatemala City on this comprehensive tour.

Idiomas da excursão

Guia Inglês
Guia Espanhol
Visit Antigua, a town where time stands still. 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.

You will be picked up at your hotel in Guatemala City and transfer to Colonial Antigua Guatemala to begin your soft walking tour of Antigua. You’ll visit Central Park, Cathedral of Santiago, Arch of Santa Catalina and La Merced Church.

Central Park is located at the heart of the city, surrounded by the traditional grid pattern frequently utilized in Spanish urban planning in the colonies. The park is surrounded by the Palace of the Generals Captain, 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).
Here, visitors will also find the Mermaid´s Fountain. The Count of Gomera (Gomera is the word for a rubber plantation) built the fountain in remembrance of a popular legend, which tells the story of a King whose daughters gave birth but did not want to nurse their children. Learn about this famous story as you immerse yourself in the colonial history of the city.

Next, you will explore the Cathedral of Santiago which was constructed between 1543 and 1680 with an elaborate baroque façade in mortar, typical of antique churches.
The Cathedral has smooth columns, a body and a belfry that was rebuilt after the Santa Marta earthquake in 1773. You then proceed to the Arch of Santa Catalina.
This institution was established in 1609, and the nuns in this temple and convent were cloistered. The temple was inaugurated on the 15th of September, 1647. In 1694, construction of the arch was finished and it served as a bridge to connect the convent with the gardens on the other side of the street.

At end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Guatemala City.

Detalhes do programa

Ponto de partida:
Most of the hotels in Guatemala City
Horário de partida:
2:00pm

Os embarques no hotel se iniciam antes desse horário

Duração:
5 horas (aproximadamente)
Detalhes sobre retorno:
Original departure point

Informações adicionais

Colonial Antigua Afternoon Tour from Guatemala City

La Merced - Antigua Guatemala

Inclusões:
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
Exclusões:
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Informações adicionais:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
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