situated in a sweeping highland valley, suspended between the
cones of Agua, Acatenango and Fuego volcanoes, is one of the
America`s most enchanting colonial cities: Antigua. In its day
this was one of the great cities of the Spanish empire, ranking
alongside Lima and Mexico City and serving as the administrative
center for the Audiencia de Guatemala, which encompassed all
of Central America and Mexican Chiapas.
These days Antigua is a heaven of tranquillity. Offering a welcome
break from the unrelenting energy of the capital, it has become
the country's foremost tourist destination, a favoured hang-out
for travellers to recharge. It's almost inevitable that you'll
run into someone here that you met in a bar in Mexico City or
on a beach in Honduras. Aside from the lively bar scene and
great choice of restaurants, the main attraction is the relaxed
ambience and the beauty of Antigua itself.
ANTIGUA WALKING TOUR IN INGLISH
by far the best tour of Antigua available.
to 12:00 p.m.
Tusdays, Wendnesdays, Fraydays & Saturdays
With Elizabeth Bell
to 5:00 p.m.
Mondays & Thursdays
With Roberto Spillari
the fountain in the Main Square for an wonderful walk behind
the walls of this colonial capital, focus on cultural trends
city history restoration efforts and the city today. Highlights
include the Palace of the City Hall, The Catheral, Colonial
Museum and much more.
US$15 per person for registered Spanish students and project
all entrances fees and refreshment.