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Antigua Guatemala Walking Tour Half-Day

By Gray Line Guatemala
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Highlights

  • Guided tour of Antigua Guatemala—UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • View of impressive Baroque & Colonial-style architecture

  • Imposing columns of Catedral de San José & La Merced Church

  • Chance to hear the local legend at the Mermaid's Fountain

  • Stunning scenery with 3 volcanoes dominating the horizon

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided walking tour of Antigua Guatemala

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Meals and drinks

  • What's excluded

    Service

Know Before You Book

  • Please Note During holy week April 17 – 21, 2019 we do not pick up on hotels, you will be request to move to our meeting point where we will pick up you. Please be ready on the meeting 15 minutes prior the start time of the tour. Our meeting point is: Casa Santo Domingo Hotel and Soleil Hotel

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • Please contact local provider if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.

  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact local provider to arrange.

  • Please move to our meeting points for pick up

What you can expect

Antigua Guatemala, 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 by your guide to begin your soft walking of approximately 3 hours below a brief summary of what to expect on your way.

Start at La Merced Church of Guatemalan Ultrabaroque style, this temple has two bell towers. On the facade of the church, in its upper part is a sculpture of San Pedro Nolasco, founder of the Mercedarian Order. Continue walking, you'll also see Santa Catalina Arch, built to connect the nuns between cloisters to avoid being seen due to the votes that the religious who belonged to that Order took.

The Central Park surrounded by the traditional grid pattern used frequently in urban planning in the Spanish colonies. The park is surrounded by the Palace of the General Captains, the Town Hall, the Cathedral of San Jose and the Trade Portal. Here in the park, we will also find the Las Sirenas fountain, which has a impressive oral tradition that our guide will tell you.

Continue our way we will visit the La Unión tank, which is one of the most representative laundries in this city, only the big houses had a place where they could be washed. For this reason, most of the inhabitants - housewives - went to public laundries. This was inaugurated on February 3, 1853.

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

Location

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Activity Location

  • Gray Line Antigua Guatemala Office
  • 4 2a Calle Oriente
  • Antigua Guatemala Sacatepéquez

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Gray Line Antigua Guatemala Office
  • 4 2a Calle Oriente
  • Antigua Guatemala Sacatepéquez
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