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La Antigua Cultural Walking Tour

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Overview
This tour offers a leisure walk around Antigua a site listed as World Heritage. It's an excellent narrative focusing on its history and architecture. This narrated walk allows you to appreciate interesting facts about the most important monuments to obtain a good understanding of their Cultural Importance. You will explore the City Hall Palace with this enjoy panoramic views of The General's Captains Palace, full visit of the magnificent Jesuits Convent, today a well-known cultural center. Walk the main streets and have some panoramic views of the arch of Saint Catherine. We will visit the Catedral, Santo Domingo convent and last (optional) explore the famous jade factory and museum.

Itinerary
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You'll start at
MB Guatemaya Travel
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  • 1
    Iglesia de La Merced
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Arco de Santa Catalina
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Centro de Formacion de la Cooperacion Espanola en La Antigua Guatemala
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Museo del Libro Antiguo
    Pass by Palacio de los Capitanes Generales
  • 4
    Cathedral de Santiago
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Casa del Jade
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by The Plaza Central Park
  • 6
    Casa Santo Domingo
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Casa Santo Domingo
No. 28 A,, 3a Calle Oriente, Antigua Guatemala, GuatemalaOur tour ends at Centro cultural, Centro de convenciones y hotel Santo Domingo
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Highlights
  • Professionally guided walking tour of Antigua, Guatemala
  • Explore scenic church ruins and a local jade factory
  • Learn the rich history of Guatemala’s former capital city
  • Customizable tour with flexible departure time
What to Expect
Begin your walking tour at the mermaid fountain in Antigua’s main plaza. Check out the historic buildings that frame the central square: the Ayuntamiento, or City Hall, and the Captain's General Palace, both known for their many arches. See the impressive ruins of the city’s main cathedral, affected by a series of powerful earthquakes like many of the other historic buildings in Antigua. Continue on to the elegant grounds of Santo Domingo, a one-time monastery turned luxury hotel and restaurant. End your tour at a local jade factory, where you learn about the history of this precious stone and its significance in Mayan culture. Your trip concludes back in Antigua’s central square.
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Important Information
Departure Point
MB Guatemaya Travel, 7a Avenida Sur No 8 y 6a Calle Poniente Antigua Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala 03001, Guatemala

Traveler pickup is offered
If you at any moment feel that you are not capable of getting to the meeting point we can coordinate pick you up from your place and take you to our starting point.

Airports

  • La Aurora Airport, Guatemala City Guatemala


Ports

  • puerto quetzal
Duration
3h
Return Details
Casa Santo Domingo, No. 28 A,, 3a Calle Oriente, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Inclusions
  • Licened billingual tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de La Merced
  • Entry/Admission - Arco de Santa Catalina
  • Entry/Admission - Centro de Formacion de la Cooperacion Espanola en La Antigua Guatemala
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral de Santiago
  • Entry/Admission - Casa del Jade
  • Entry/Admission - Casa Santo Domingo
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • tips
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Erwin is one of the best guides we’ve ever had. His passion and knowledge are very evident. Extremely informational. He’s also very personable. Definitely recommend this tour!
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Great tour and very informative!! Antigua's ruins are spectacular but knowing their history makes the experience so much better! Hugo is super informative and friendly. As we had a small group, he let us chose which ruins we wanted to see and hear more about. He also showed us
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If you are interested in history This is the tour for you. Very personalized and interactive . Loved it .
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It was a great tour, very informative and showed us places that we wouldn't have found by ourselves . Very reccomended .
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Our first day in Antigua, we saw so much in these 3 hours. Erwin did and excellent job in helping us to not only learn about the structure and map system of the town (invaluable), but made sure we fully understood how Antigua came to be and the connections across all the sites
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Response from Candy R, Public Relations Manager at La Antigua Cultural Walking Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Friend Meeg25, We greatly appreciate your valuable comment to recognize the good work of one of our best guides, this is what motivates us to continue with the quality of our services. We hope to hear from you again.
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By: MB Guatemaya Travel
162 reviews
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ngillot
Ibiza, Spain
10
Knowledgeable and interesting
We really loved our tour with Erwin! He is very knowledgeable and engaging. We learnt so much about the culture,
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suzwilson11
ca
75
Walking tour
Erwin is one of the best guides we’ve ever had. His passion and knowledge are very evident. Extremely
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319ewelinas
20
Hugo is the absolute best!
Great tour and very informative!! Antigua's ruins are spectacular but knowing their history makes the experience
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561RobertS561
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
481127
Magical MB Tour with Erwin
It is rare indeed to have such an engaging and educated tour guide as Erwin! He is indigenous; hence, he is well
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mariainesv2020
10
Walking tour of la Antigua
If you are interested in history This is the tour for you. Very personalized and interactive . Loved it .
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Pensieroso
Ancona, Italy
2720
It was very nice
It was a great tour, very informative and showed us places that we wouldn't have found by ourselves . Very
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meeg25
Palatine, Illinois
71
Erwin was amazing, the sites Fantastic!
Our first day in Antigua, we saw so much in these 3 hours. Erwin did and excellent job in helping us to not only
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Neil J
74
Deeply informative
Three and a half hours spent with the charismatic, enthusiastic Erwin and our knowledge of Antigua, Guatemalan
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SutherinComfort
Corvallis, Oregon
247
Lake Atitlan Boat Tour was Amazing!
The port of Puerto Quetzal is very large. The terminal was gorgeous with tours being offered and a Jade museum,
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Dennis71421
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10
Lake Atitlan, La Antigua, and beyond!
My first trip to Guatemala could not have been any easier or more amazing, in large part because of Erwin's
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Leon405k
Heidelberg, Germany
40
The perfect tour
The Antigua tour with Erwin was just perfect. The tour has illuminated everything that is of interest to
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Peter G
Vienna, Austria
75
NCL Cruise Shore Excursion Antigua
We, a a party of 4 adults, booked a private tour start at the harbour Puerto Quetzal to Antigua and coffee
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DanielM5049
North Canton, Ohio
10
Multi faceted trip in Antigua, and multiple locations on Lake atitlan
Erwin is the most friendly and competent tour guide you could have. His knowledge of the area is masterful and his
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suzannep65
10
Erwin is the best!
A group came to Guatemala to do service on behalf of MILE Music Is Love Exchange and Erwin guided us not only
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mkmcarthur
20
Most trustworthy tour guide in a foreign country!
There is really no one else we’d rather have guiding our large group around all of Guatemala! Erwin is so
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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