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Guatemala: magical colonial city Antigua

May 2020

colonial ruins in Antigua


Antigua is located in the highlands of Guatemala and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its colonial ruins, such as half-decayed churches, monasteries and buildings with collapsing pastel facades. Colorful houses decorate the street and a breathtaking panorama of still active volcanoes surround the city.

Antigua is a cozy smaller town, strolling on cobbled streets with wonderful shops and excellent restaurants. The façades are often covered with very nice surprises, such as tiny shops where families offer home-made food or other products. Not to forget the many opportunities to drink delicious Guatemalan coffee and shop at the market. 

In Antigua itself you can reach everything within walking distance. If that is too much, Tuc-Tuc's taxis are also everywhere in the city. UBER is also available - within a few minutes you will get a driver and a precise price for the trip to the location. We used this great service many times during our three-week stay.