"Antigua" Antigua Guatemala by easterntrekker
Antigua Guatemala Travel Guide: 650 reviews and 1,885 photos
Once Antigua was the capital city of Guatemala. It had been destroyed several times by earthquakes . Finally in 1773 a huge quake reduced it to rubble and the capital was moved to Guatemala city. The historic city that remains , is breathtakingly beautiful.
We really weren't prepared for the beauty of Antigua. Pictures in no way can do it justice . Narrow cobble stone streets leadiing to picture perfect ancient houses and inns, vocanic mountains and crumbling ruins...we have never seen anything quite like it!
- Pros:Historic, beautiful and welcoming
- Cons:Bring cash...ATM's might let you down
- In a nutshell:An historic village with unbelievable charm
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