The most relevant things about 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 booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

General tour where you will learn about the most relevant things about Antigua, its history, its anecdotes, how daily life develops, you will even learn a little about the Creole homeland, politics and current life.
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?

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In this tour we will know:
The History of how the city was founded in 1543.
El Jaulón and the cathedral as buildings from the 16th century

Then the University and the San Pedro park, from the 17th century, along with the Santa Clara convent.

The Central Plaza at the beginning of the 18th century and the new Bourbon monarchy. Palace of the Captains General, Fountain of the Mermaids and the Town Hall

The Santa Catarina arch, ending in La Merced, the last construction of the city in 1767.

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.


A minimum of 4 participants is required to take the tour.
We ask that you enter your correct Wathsapp number since we send all the information this way.

Available every day.

Important note:
For better understanding we use audiovisual equipment on all tours.
Attendance under alcohol or drug conditions will not be allowed.


Language Levels

Native Spanish
Fluent English 90

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

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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
    Catedral San José
  • 2
    Outside visit
    El Arco de Santa Catalina
  • 3
    Outside visit
    El Carmen
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Iglesia de La Merced
  • 5
    Free admission
    Parque Central (Plaza Mayor)
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Compañía de Jesús
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Mercado Central Antigua Guatemala
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Tanque La Unión

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).

Tour opinions

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Carlos 02 Dec 2023
Espanya la Vella

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Muy recomendable No os vayáis de la ciudad sin hacer un tour
Alyssa 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
This tour was exactly what you would expect - nothing more, nothing less. You get to learn a little about the history but it was hard to track with our guide. We bounced around different areas of the city stopping into different stores and churches without enough historical context. Something to note, I don’t really like when these tours pass you off to a store like the Jade Museum because they are just trying to make money. Also, we could all barely hear the Jade Museum employee guide (who was different than this guide). We spent at least 20 minutes there.
Chris 27 Nov 2023
County of Rietberg

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Several people were waiting at the meeting point but the guide didn‘t show up.
Hendrik 24 Nov 2023
The Hague

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Informatief, veel kennis, en vond het leuk dit te delen.
Elsa 23 Nov 2023
San Leandro

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
I have taken FREE WALKING TOURS all around the world and I love them. I do understand that they are free but I have to give a generous tip to appreciate their work and time. I was in shot today when we joined this tour and we were told that we had to pay $10 USA , unfortunately We did not have that amount with us, so we informed the guide person that we were not going to continue the tour because we did not have that amount, so just left as well as other 5 people. You should say in your page that it’s $10 per person instead of advertising it for free so people do not waste neither your time nor them. You will get more money if you advertise hosnestly.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
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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