Antigua

The Cobblestones of La Antigua

A characteristic of the colonial appearance of La Antigua is the cobblestones, as it is the way in which the Spanish Crown imposed for its public spaces as a measure of health and adornment. Thanks to these cobblestones, La Antigua is considered one of the first planned cities of America – because it was...

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At the Fair

This is the month, in which all the antigüeños, begin the countdown for the day at the fair. On July 25th, the city of La Antigua celebrates its patron – Santiago de los Caballeros (St. James). As part of this celebration, the fair arrives in La Antigua (and later on moves to its surrounding...

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Festival Gastronómico de Sacatepéquez

The culinary community of La Antigua Guatemala is ready to show off its magnificent talent when the eighth annual edition of the Sacatepéquez Gastronomic Festival arrives this month. It includes the participation of many culinary virtuosos from the cities and villages of the departamento. Thanks to the efforts of the Municipal Government of La...

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Conversations, Cocktails & Absinthe

The Ocelot bar has been a part of Antigua nightlife for a long time, serving drinks and providing fun for locals and foreigners for seven years. Since April, Ocelot has a fresh new concept – low lights, wooded paneling and comfortable boots for pleasant conversation- and new tasty cocktails, and absinthe – a herbal...

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Huipil of Santa María de Jesús

Surrounding Antigua, there are many fascinating small towns full of friendly Guatemalans that are worth spending a day to explore. One of these is the town of Santa María de Jesús, located under the slopes of Volcán de Agua, the largest of three volcanoes overlooking Antigua. For three Quetzales, you can make the fifteen-minute...

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San Juan del Obispo

Located south of La Antigua, at about 15 minutes from the city center, you will find San Juan del Obispo. This municipality (declared in 1935) was an important part of the third city of the Kingdom of Guatemala (during its time in the Panchoy Valley). Down its cobble-stone streets you can reach a beautiful...

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RAMA the new Natural Cocktail Bar in La Antigua

For the lovers of Gin, fruits, and light and classy options, RAMA has arrived as the new Natural Cocktail Bar in La Antigua, with over 12 of their own cocktails, delicious sangrias, Ice Pops, and a couple of organic options. It joins the new school cocktails market that has been striving to make its...

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San Cristóbal El Alto

San Cristóbal El Alto is an aldea in the municipio of Antigua Guatemala and is located approximately 5 kilometers from the Parque Central at an altitude of 1,825 meters (5,990 feet) above sea level, nearly 300 meters (1,000 feet) higher than La Antigua. Most people in this village are natives who make their livings...

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Meet Francisco Javier Morales

La Antigua has many aspects that make it unique, but mainly it is all related to the people who live in it and who have made history in this beautiful city. We present you with a short biography of an outstanding individual from La Antigua. Francisco Javier Morales Porras was born in La Antigua...

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Qué Pasó May 2017

Cuaresma y Semana Santa Old Town Outfitters Bistrot Cinq Glam Store Fridas Club Fotográfico de Antigua Lava    

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