Antigua: More than a City, an Architectural Jewel.

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Registered on December 16, 2019

I been working as a tour guide for more that 27 years. I have a great experience in the sector, and I have a broad knowledge of the history of the city.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

** LAST MINUTE OR NEXT DAY RESERVATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED ** The city of La Antigua Guatemala, known in colonial times as the city of Santiago de Guatemala and by others as the city of Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala, has It has always been a magical city that attracted many people since its inception in 1543, although its outline began in 1542 by the architect Juan Antonelli. The city was affected from its beginnings by earthquakes that were, in one way or another, shaping the unique architecture that developed in this place. It is worth mentioning that it was the capital of the Captaincy General of Guatemala, which ranged from Chiapas to Costa Rica. In this tour we will see the most enigmatic parts of the city: - The Central Square - The Fountain of the Sirens - The Portal of Commerce - The Palace of the General Captains - The Palace of the Very noble Town Hall - The Cathedral (The church and its ruins ) - The frontispiece of what was the Old University of San Carlos - The church of San Pedro (Hospital del Hermano Pedro) - The Union Tank - Facade of the convent of Santa Clara - The church of San Francisco - Jade Museum - Artisan market

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  • Meeting point:
    5a Avenida Norte 4, Antigua Guatemala...
    5a Avenida Norte 4, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
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    At the entrance to Cafe Condesa, in the Central Plaza

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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Susan 07 Sep 2022

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Travelled alone - Sep 2022
Felix was a great guide. I was the only one on the tour and it was really delightful. I learned a ton about Guatemala, Antigua, and Central America. He speaks English perfectly and was very knowledgeable with a great sense of humor.
Sebastian 23 Aug 2022
Freiburg im Breisgau

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Travelled in group - Aug 2022
Great tour. Maybe a little bit too much history information for my me but that's totally subjective. The Jade museum was interesting but you can say that's a way to lure customers in the shop. Fine by me I can say no.
Dimitry 05 Feb 2022

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Travelled in group - Feb 2022
Thank you Hector (provider) and William (guide). it was a nice tour with lots of churches. We did a Jade Museumtour (free and unexpected) which was really interesting. Not only about jade. there where also a lot of information about the maya culture. thank you. highly recommende!
Juliet 10 Feb 2020
San Francisco

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Travelled in group - Feb 2020
Great tour - I was the only person so ended up doing part English. Hector was very knowledgeable & I felt that I learned tons about the history behind the city (really eye opening; much better than just walking by things and missing all the details :) would definitely recommend!
Eva-Lena 02 Feb 2020

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Travelled in group - Feb 2020
We had a great walk with the very knowledgeable Fidencio. Can definitely recommend a tour with him and learn about the history and culture of Guatemala and the region.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires 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.
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