This beautiful city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Locals and tourists who visit it are amazed by its historical attractions. Ancient temples, houses, monasteries and monuments are part of its wealth.
Established by the Spanish conquerors on March 10, 1543, La Antigua Guatemala was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. This beautiful and magical colonial city keeps almost five hundred years of history, with a privileged climate and exceptional view towards the volcanoes of Fuego and Acatenango that frame the city, in addition to numerous mountains. In this city time stood still and it is seen in the thick walls of its temples, its monasteries and its colonial houses. This colorful town still preserves restored 16th century buildings and can be explored on foot through its cobbled streets to enjoy culture and history.
The main tourist attractions of Antigua Guatemala are the Palace of the General Captains, The Convent and Arch of Santa Catalina on the fifth avenue north, the Plaza Mayor, the Jade Museums, the Antigua Cathedral of Guatemala, the museum of the University of San Carlos, the Holy Route of Hermano Pedro, among many others. The city is also rich in handicrafts such as typical textiles, ceramics, silver and gold products, jewelry, metal products, typical sweets and gastronomy among many other cultural and artistic attributes.
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