"Antigua" Antigua Guatemala by easterntrekker

Antigua Guatemala Travel Guide: 665 reviews and 1,903 photos

An ancient capital

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.

A rare beauty

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!

So much beauty

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Historic, beautiful and welcoming
  • Cons:Bring cash...ATM's might let you down
  • In a nutshell:An historic village with unbelievable charm
  • Last visit to Antigua Guatemala: Feb 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    It really was unbelievable charm for this town and its sites. You presented a very good depiction of the sites and culture.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2009 at 5:37 PM

    Hi Anita! Nice Guatemala pages -- hoping to visit it! You look good but lost (is that you?) in the Central Market, hehehe...nice pics - love the baby pic! Interesting place with fireworks and empty ATM's! Norman :)

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Lovely page of Antigua!! I think it's quite impossible not to fall in love with this charming city! Convento de las Capucinas is such a beautiful place as are the patios of the old colonial houses. Frida's seems a cool place :)


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