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The most relevant and extraordinary of Antigua Guatemala

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on August 15, 2019

Official Tour Guide for about 25 years, Aquila Training in cruise lines shore excursions and holder of Interpreting Heritage Title. My hobbies are photography and graphic design. I been doing this job for all these years because I love and enjoy to show to every visitor the beauty of this historical y magnificent city, that has more than 490 years. I like to meet people all over the world and also learn from them. I love interacting with different cultures. I speaks English, French and Spanish.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description


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1. Read conditions and terms.
2: These activities survive, due to the platform work, international marketing and the payment you provide to the GURUS.
3: PRO profiles do require a minimum fee per person since there is a cost of positioning and tour quality.

Tour Description:

General tour where you will learn about the most relevant and extraordinary values ​​that make this city of Antigua one of the best destinations in Central America.
The tour with good content. You will really get to know the colonial city. From the 16th century to the 20th century
Why were mermaids used in architecture?
Mayan elements on the facades of old churches.
How did the city start? Who organized it?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G11TG8VtVik

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In this tour we will know:
The foundation and beginning of the city as an avant-garde urbanization with wide streets, low buildings, altar-type architecture on the facades and some local elements that you should know.
El Jaulón and the cathedral as buildings from the 16th century .

The 17th century is known as the century of obscurantism, a century in which the Catholic Church gained power, controlling education and economic development, and beautiful Baroque structures were built such as:
The University, Tridentino College, San Pedro Chapel, Hermano Pedro Hospital and Plazuela de San Pedro.

The 18th century is known as the Age of Enlightenment, where radical changes took place such as the Enlightenment and the revolutionary movement against monarchical and clerical power. The city of Antigua experienced that event, leaving memories in its architecture.
Santa Clara Convent, San Francisco the Great, Chamorro House The central plaza, Palace of the Captains General, City Hall, Company of Jesus and La Merced.

Do you know how the city resurfaced in the 19th century?
Do you want to know why it stopped being the Central American Capital?
What does the Arco de Santa Catarina represent for the City?


A pleasant and chronological walk to understand the ancient capital of Central America and in this way we will learn about the three UNESCO criteria to declare the city WORLD HERITAGE OF HUMANITY.

Conditions and Terms:
Because it is a dynamic, enjoyable, relevant, organized walk that has a historical thread, we inform you of the following:

1. Children under 12 years old are not allowed.
2. Pets are not allowed (You cannot enter historic buildings with them)
3. If you are behind you cannot join at another point (you lose the thread). Better cancel.
4. These walks are collective and not private.
5. During the walk you cannot delay the group or disrupt its development by: Personal shopping, bathing, visiting stores (You can leave it at the end)
6. If you wish to participate for a fraction of the time and not finish the tour, you must notify the GURU of your withdrawal and the recognition stipulated on the platform by 50%.
7. All free tours do not have a fixed price, it is a recognition of the GURU's performance and the walkers' good experience is suggested for GUATEMALA Q100 per person.
8. No drugs and no alcohol. In Antigua it is prohibited to drink alcohol on the streets.





Important note:
For better understanding we use audiovisual equipment on all tours.



!!!DO NOT MISS IT


Language Levels

Native Spanish
Fluent English 90

Our meeting point will be: OLD HOUSE "EL JAULÓN"
4th west street #10.










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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    4a Calle Ote. 8, Antigua Guatemala, G...
    4a Calle Ote. 8, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
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    El Jaulon 4ta calle oriente #8, we will be there with sign Guruwalk.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Casa Antigua El Jaulon
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Catedral San José
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Museo de Arte Colonial (antigua Universidad de San Carlos de Borromeo)
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Tanque La Unión
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Palacio de los Capitanes Generales
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Fuente de las Sirenas
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Compañía de Jesús
  • 8
    Outside visit
    El Arco de Santa Catalina
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Iglesia de La Merced

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Daniel 11 Apr 2024
Tel Aviv-Yafo

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Nuestra guía muy bien informada y muy buenas y claras sus explicaciones
Altia 11 Apr 2024
Monterrey

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Nayeli es una guía muy buena, aunque nos tocó un poco de lluvia hizo todo por terminar el tour y explicarnos todo. Nos resolvió todas las dudas que teníamos. Sin duda lo súper recomiendo
GUILLERMO 11 Apr 2024
Armenia

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Muy profesional en su trabajo y atenta. El recorrido muy interesante y la ciudad vale mucho la pena conocerla.
Ray 10 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
I very much enjoyed the tour. Our guide was excellent, he made sure we were ok all along. He was very knowledgeable too and he pitched the tour to the group very well, stretching enough for all but not too much, and being a Latin American history geek, I bombarded him with questions between places and he was great! I would do the tour again!
Samantha 01 Apr 2024
Panama City

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
La primera vez que asistí a un walking tour aproximadamente en el 2012 en Berlín me fascinó el entusiasmo y las ganas de enamorarte de su ciudad de los guías, luego tomé el de muchas ciudades europeas, americanas, etc en total he hecho unos 50 tours y cada vez observo con mayor decepción que el concepto de « tour por propinas » se vuelve más una obligación de quien toma el recorrido que del guía por hacer un gran esfuerzo para que te la pases bien y quede en tu mente datos importantes de su ciudad. Hay esfuerzo cero en este recorrido, te indican el precio al inicia este con lo cual si no te parece la información o la calidad pues estás amolado. Te llevan la primera hora a una tienda de joyas a comprar y te hacen esperar hasta que todos en el tour hayan comprado jade???? Agradezco la explicación de este trabajo pero 10-15 min bastan no es labor de venta lo que solicité… Que triste que no nos quedamos con datos valiosos de una ciudad taaaaaan bella e importante históricamente
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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