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 https://goo.gl/maps/gQoS6fALpxJPHNXm6

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    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
  • 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.

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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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Barb 30 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Alfredo was extremely friendly, kind, and helpful! He is super knowledgeable about the city and you can tell he’s an expert. Would definitely recommend him.
Sharon 29 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Great tour of this beautiful city.
Sherry 28 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
I first discovered guruwalk in Portugal this March, took two walks there, both were wonderful, and both hosts not only speak flawless English but also are knowledgeable and funny, I learned a lot from these two walks.  So I decided to try a guruwalk in Antigua, after seeing the good reviews I booked Alfredo’s guruwalk. However when I arrived I noticed he looks different from the photo, so I asked him, he said he’s Alfredo’s dad. Hoping he’d be as good as the Alfredo described in the reviews I went on the walk. But he’s not good. His English is not fluent and his vocabulary is limited, it’s hard to understand him. And the information he provided was not interesting either, overall I didn’t learn much from him. Despite that, I did appreciate his effort, so I finished the walk and still gave him $15 per person. Please be whom you claim to be, or at least be as good as the person whom you claim to be.
Briana 28 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Alfredo was incredibly knowledgeable and knows the history of Antigua well. He took us to and explained many of the main sites. The walking was manageable and the visit to the jade museum was interesting too.
Nathalie 24 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Nice tour to discover the highlights of the city plus some history and cultural facts. Alfredo also pointed some places to eat:-)
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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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