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Walking Tour of Antigua Guatemala

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Alfredo
Quality Verified Registered on June 15, 2021

Hello friends of the world! My name is Alfredo Barrera, I have been a tour guide for 7 years, due to the pandemic, my work has been affected. I invite you to join us and discover the city with me. I ask that you be respectful and appreciate my work, only you pay for my services.

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

Tour description

 This tour takes you to visit La Antigua Guatemala, this colonial jewel was the capital city of the Spanish kingdom which at the time extended from Chiapas Mexico to Costa Rica. The city was built at the foot of the majestic Agua Volcano and was abandoned after massive earthquakes in 1776. Years later the city was inhabited again and today you can still enjoy the colonial charm of a protected city frozen in time, with vestiges of the earthquakes that nearly destroyed it and the innovation that has made many of these ruins into some of the most amazing hotels, restaurants and parks in the world. Your guide will provide you with information about the country, its people, history and customs in Antigua. 

Once you meet your tour guide in Parque Central there you will enjoy a walking tour of the city that will visit:

  • Central Park
  • Palace of the General Captains
  • Santiago's cathedral
  • Arch of Santa Catarina
  • Our Lady of Mercy Church
  • Facade of Santa Teresa de Jesus
  • Facade Church of Carmen
  • Jade Factory (Optional)
  • union tank
  • Come and discover the origin of the name of Guatemala and its Mayan history included!!!


 I look forward to seeing you all to discover what this wonderful and surprising city hides,. The walking tour will take approximately 90 minutes 

 A guruwalk is a free paid tour, which means that booking is completely free, but the guru expects to be rewarded with the desired amount at the end. Some hikers give €10 per person, others $50, you decide the price.

For organizational reasons, registration prior to participation is mandatory. Booking is super easy, fast and completely free. Book this guru walk now!

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Fuente de las Sirenas, 5a Avenida Nor...
    Fuente de las Sirenas, 5a Avenida Norte, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
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    I'll be near the mermaid fountain in Central Park. Mermaid Fountain, Antigua Guatemala

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Antigua Guatemala

    Antigua is one of the Americas’ most enchanting colonial cities. In its day this was one of the great cities of the Spanish empire, serving as the administrative center for all Central America and Mexican Chiapas.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Palacio de los Capitanes Generales

    Along the entire south side of the Parque Central runs the elegant two-storey colonnaded facade of the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales. A structure was built here in 1558, but as usual the first version was destroyed by earthquakes.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Catedral San José
  • 4
    Outside visit
    The Arch of Santa Catalina

    One of Antigua´s most emblematic structures, the Santa Catalina Arch is all that remains of the original convent founded here in 1609.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Church of La Merced

    The church of la Merced boasts one of the most intricate and impressive facades in the city, it has been beautiful restored, painted mustard-yellow and white, and crammed with plaster molding of interlaced patterns. The

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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4.76
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4.48
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4.65
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Lisa 22 May 2024
Utrecht

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Travelled alone - May 2024
The tour already started off on a bad note when our guide insisted us on giving at least 100Q before he even started the tour. It is a tip based tour, so you can give how much you want, so it felt kind of awkward and rude to tell people how much they SHOULD give. When a guy left early and have 50Q, the guide told him to go to the ATM to get more money since the 50Q ‘wasn’t enough’ in his opinion. Felt really unprofessional. That’s when I decided to leave. The information provided so far was in very broken English and only about the interior of different churches. I was hoping on more about Antigua itself. Definitely wouldn’t recommend doing this tour.
Amy 14 May 2024
Perth

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Fantastic tour. Alfredo was a great guide and saw many interesting parts of Antigua and got background and interesting information and suggestions along the way. Very enjoyable and informative
Katrin 12 May 2024
Vienna

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Die Tour war interessant, allerdings hat der Tourguide dann ein Minimum von 100 GTQ verlangt, was nicht der Sinn einer Free Walking Tour ist, sollte doch eigentlich sein, dass man freiwillige Spende hergibt und nicht einen erhöhten Pflicht Betrag hat…
Mylène 09 May 2024
Marseille

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Très bon guide avec des informations sur la ville mais aussi des anecdotes. Il répond à toutes vos questions et si vous ne comprenez pas quelque chose il prend le temps de vous l’expliquer dans votre langue. Tour complet de la ville! Ce n’est pas le touriste qui fixe son prix mais le guide. Prix 100 quetzal/ personne.
Richard 08 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
This was a great introduction to Antigua. Alfredo is a great source of information and presents it with style and clarity. Highly recommended.
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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
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 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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