Walking Tour of Antigua Guatemala

Duration: 2h
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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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.

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    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
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    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.

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    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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Esteban 22 Apr 2024
Miami Beach

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Fue el padre de Alfredo quien nos guió en Español . Alfredo guió la parte del grupo en Inglés . Fue muy informativo y ameno . Visitamos lugares interesantes. No todos, ya que Antigua es vasta en lugares interesantes que visitar . Al comienzo del recorrido fuimos informados del monto que esperaba ser pagado por el tour y como muchas cosas en Guatemala, las expectativas se alineaban a valores que se manejan en Europa .
Catherine 21 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Apparently Alfredo who normally runs the tour was not feeling well and his father Alfredo ran our tour. This Alfredo was nice and knowledgeable but his English was poor and it was hard to follow him. He did not understand some questions we were asking. We had non-native English speakers who had a very hard time understanding him. This would not have been such an issue if he did not harp on the “expected” 100Q gratuity amount, as other reviews have mentioned. It did not feel like a “free” walking tour based on service. I have taken countless walking tours in other countries and this was the first where I felt pressured to give a certain amount, especially considering the quality of the tour.
SUNNI 20 Apr 2024
Playa del Carmen

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Alfredo was great and 90 mins was the perfect amount of time. Great info! Thanks Alfrdo
Diana 16 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Amazing tour!
Gretchen 13 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Alfredo shared his knowledge of the monuments, pointing out architectural and decorative details that would have escaped me if I hadn’t taken the tour. He also added a personal touch by sharing stories and anecdotes about the rich culture of Antigua. Highly recommended!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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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