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Antigua Guatemala

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5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
It's an hour away from Guatemala City by bus
When to go

From November to April

Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Antigua Guatemala

David Debrincat Seasoned Traveller
459 written opinions

Just 45km from the capital Guatemala City and about 1 hour by bus, Antigua is often described as the most beautiful city in Central America.

My suggestion:
Easter celebrations are particularly special in Antigua. It's a great time to visit.
My review

Its reputation, beauty, and inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list make Antigua a must-see on a trip to Guatemala. During my trip around the world, I initially arrived for a few days but became practically conquered by Antigua.

At 1,500 metres above sea level, the climate is pleasant and walks along the cobblestone streets are delightful. Volcanoes stand tall in the background of one of the walks. Some of the walls of the houses are painted with bright colours and others are painted with pastel colours. Lined with beautiful colonial buildings, the beautiful Plaza Mayor is where the little shoe shiners can be found. I then continued to walk by the convent. Some of the façades are enormous.

As with Guatemala, I'd advise against going out at night here in Antigua. The relaxed pace of the day is quickly replaced by insecurity when the night falls.

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