Free walking tour of the city of Antigua Antigua tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Pablo
Quality Verified Registered on December 28, 2019

Hello everyone!! My name is Pablo I am a professional tour guide in Antigua Guatemala and its surrounding villages. I speak Spanish and English, I am 28 years old and I have been working in this industry for 6 years, doing historical walking tours that include visiting important monuments, ruins, and beautiful villages in the City of Antigua Guatemala. My experience doing these tours have been truly amazing and unforgettable because I have met a lot of people from all over the world, from different cultural and language backgrounds. So please join me and take a personalized and affordable walking tour that will be the experience of a lifetime for you and your friends!! I am looking forward to showing you why I love what I do! I'm so proud to be a Tour Guide in the most beautiful country: Guatemala, I'm in love with my country and all its beautiful places, art and history.

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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

This is a personalized historical tour for you and your friends, you will visit the most important monuments of the city of Antigua Guatemala , learning about its history, architecture and very important data. You will learn about the foundations of the city and its different transfers in the history of Santiago de Guatemala, important characters, as well as the different events that influenced it. Its conservation process, the way it was declared cultural heritage in 1979, the interpretation of the architectural facades and much more.

What will we see?
1) The fountain of the sirens
2) The ancient cathedral, architectural interpretation and its history
3) The council
4) The royal palace of the captains general
5) The old university of San Carlos de Guatemala
6) The bakers' portal
7) Church and convent of La Merced
8) Church and convent of Santa Clara
9) The arch of Santa Catalina
10) The pilgrim's fountain
11) union tank


IMPORTANT NOTE: read the instructions carefully before coming to the tour so we avoid problems:


READ THE INSTRUCTIONS WELL BECAUSE MANY TIMES THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO BOOK THE TOUR AND DO NOT READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND THEN THEY ARE ANGRY AND COMPLAINING BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED OR THEY DON'T LIKE IT, OR THEY ARE LOOKING INTO THEIR EYES WHICH CAUSES ME ANNOYANCE AND DISCOMFORT BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AND THESE TYPES OF PEOPLE MAKE ME MISS THE TOUR. THEY ARE ENERGY THIEVES.


I DO NOT ALLOW PEOPLE "SPOILERS" THERE ARE TIMES THERE ARE MORE THAN SOMEONE WHO IS NOT INTERESTED IN MY TOUR AND THEY END UP WITHDRAWING AND THE OTHERS FOLLOW THEM, PLEASE IF THEY ARE GOING TO ACT LIKE THIS, DON'T COME, I SAY IT ONE AND A THOUSAND TIMES, READ WELL, BECAUSE THEY SPOIL ME MY JOURNEY...


ANOTHER THING IF I NOTICE THAT YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO ME AND I SEE THAT YOU ARE CHATTING ON THE PHONE ūüďĶ UNLESS IT IS SOMETHING IMPORTANT OR URGENT OR YOU ARE TALKING TO OTHERS AND IGNORING ME I WILL FIND THE NEED TO CANCEL THE TOUR,
THE MAJORITY OF GUATEMALAN, WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS, ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND WANT TO RECEIVE THE SAME TREATMENT FROM TOURISTS.


IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO MY MESSAGES I WILL IMMEDIATELY FIND THE NEED TO CANCEL THE TOUR, SINCE FROM MY OWN EXPERIENCE THERE HAVE BEEN DISRESPECTFUL, ABUSIVE WALKERS, PROBLEMATIC WALKERS, WHO DO NOT VALUE ONE'S WORK AND ARRIVE AT THE TIME THEY ARE ALLOWED. IT DOESN'T LIKE IT, DELAYING MY TOUR AND HARMING ME BY MAKING ME FACES AND BAD GESTURES,




JUST A REMINDER THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARRIVE AT THE MEETING POINT WITHOUT PRIOR RESERVATION AND INVITE MORE PEOPLE. I NEED YOU TO NOTIFY ME BEFORE AS MANY PEOPLE COME TO INTERRUPT ME WHEN I HAVE ALREADY STARTED THE TOUR WITH THE GROUP THE TIP IS PER PERSON AND NOT GROUP.





I WILL ALSO NOT TOLERATE DISTRUSTING PEOPLE BECAUSE IF THEY BOOK IT IS BECAUSE THEY TRUST ME.













TOUR ORIENTED ON HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE WITH EMPHASIS ON VIRREYAL ART



THE MAJORITY OF GUATEMALAN, WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS, ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND WANT TO RECEIVE THE SAME TREATMENT FROM TOURISTS,





Punctuality above all, I ask to be punctual when taking a tour; since time is money; since I don't like to start incomplete tours; If you don't have time, it's better not to do it, THE START IS AT 9:30 AM


I ask you to book the tour in advance,


- THE TOUR IS A WALK THROUGH THE MOST IMPORTANT MONUMENTS OF ANTIGUA; YOU DO NOT ENTER THE CONVENTS OR RUINS, OR CHURCHES FOR THE SAME REASON THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT INTERESTED. The duration is 2 hours 30 minutes. YOU CAN VISIT THEM ON YOUR OWN.


Apply sunscreen thank you!!!


- It is a free paying tour so you are the one who decides what contribution to give to the guide according to your experience :) remember that payment is always per person.

I only ask you to be kind, courteous, and to be aware, to value my work, regardless of whether or not you liked my journey, I ask you to be respectful! If you don't interact don't come, Due to some unpleasant experiences with rude people, thank you

If you are not friendly and you are rude, do not come to the tour, if you do not like the tour, do not make bad gestures, you can leave the tour, but inform me before, learn to respect people, if you are in a bad mood or not interested in the tour you better not come; There are other people interested in doing it; The tour is focused on architecture, art and history,

Due to bad experiences and scams from people who take the tour and do not tip, much less value one's work, I do not accept deposits to bank accounts, MUCH LESS COINS THAT HAVE NO VALUE IN GUATEMALA SINCE MANY WALKERS PAY IN COINS THAT DO NOT THEY ARE WORTH NOTHING IN GUATEMALA AND THEY ONLY WASTE MY TIME,

I ONLY ACCEPT DOLLARS OR QUETZALES,


Very important note please put your correct phone number so I can contact you easily; I need you to confirm your presence on the tour in advance. If for any reason you do not come to the tour, please let me know or cancel in advance. If you do not confirm the tour and do not answer me, I will not do the tour.


If you are drunk or not in your five senses, do not come, smoking is not allowed during the tour only if you are at a certain distance.




Hello ! Thank you very much for booking my city tour of Antigua Guatemala and for placing your trust in me; welcome, welcome to Guatemala! An honor to be your guide!


Read important ūüĎá note read the instructions before the tour


PUT YOUR CORRECT PHONE NUMBER TO FIND ME MORE EASILY:


FOR EXAMPLE YOUR AREA CODE (FOR YOUR COUNTRY) + YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND THAT'S IT ‚úÖ I CAN CONTACT YOU BEFORE, I NEED YOU TO CONFIRM ME IN ADVANCE.



Please ask for punctuality, that is the most important thing, punctuality.




THE MAJORITY OF GUATEMALAN, WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS, ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND WANT TO RECEIVE THE SAME TREATMENT FROM TOURISTS,










Where to find me: in front of the stone fountain of the Church of La Merced; the yellow church I will be standing there I wear a cap; jade necklace on my neck and silver bracelet on my arm


As a suggestion, I ask you to send me a WhatsApp confirmation of the tour; +50252106956 and in case you don't come to the tour, please cancel in advance! and if you don't answer me I won't do the tour. I need you to put your correct number ‚úĒ

My tour is specifically oriented towards the history and architecture of the city, the symbolism of facades, churches and monuments. Thank you




IF YOU DO NOT LIKE MY TOUR, YOU CAN NOTIFY ME AND YOU CAN LEAVE IT, IF YOU DO IT IN A KIND WAY! SINCE THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO REMOVE HALF TOUR AND THEY DON'T EVEN RECOGNIZE ME ANYTHING WHICH IS VERY BAD EDUCATION AND THEY ARE EXPLOITED AND OPPORTUNIST PEOPLE ONLY SOUND NICE WHEN THEY NEED SOMETHING AND THEN THEY DON'T EVEN LOOK AT YOU AGAIN.








My tour is based on architecture, history, dates; names, characters, if you are interested in this type of tour come and join!


































 

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    1a Calle Poniente & 6a Avenida Norte,...
    1a Calle Poniente & 6a Avenida Norte, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
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    I will be standing in front of the stone fountain in front of the La Merced Church, the yellow church. I will be standing there, wearing a cap, a silver bracelet on my arm with jade and my guide license, and a jade necklace,

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Church of La Merced
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Arch Street
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Central Park (Main Square)
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Palace of the General Captains
  • 5
    Outside visit
    City Hall Palace
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Saint Joseph Cathedral
  • 7
    Outside visit
    La Union tank

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 ‚ā¨10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Bartj 10 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Pablo es un profesional y tiene un gran conocimiento de Antigua y también de Guatemala. Un chico simpático y sonriente. Recomiendo
Jorge 10 Dec 2023
Suchitoto

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Explendido, s√ļpercercano y con mochisimo detalle las explicaciones. Si pod√©is no dud√©is de ir con √©l
Viktoria 08 Dec 2023
Munich

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Pablo sabe mucho y proporciona toda la información de una manera muy motivada. ¡El tour se centra mucho en la arquitectura de Antigua!
Sofia 06 Dec 2023
Lisbon

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
We really enjoyed our walking tour with Pablo. He is incredible knowledgeable- not only about Antigua history but history all over - we were really impressed! Thanks again Pablo for a fantastic tour
Camila 05 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Muy buen tour, Pablo sabe mucho y tiene una impresionante memoria, entrega información muy interesante sobre la ciudad. Se nota que le emociona dar a conocer antigua y Guatemala.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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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