Experience Antigua Walking Tour
Immerse yourself in the magic of Antigua, Guatemala. From the city’s distinctive cobblestone street to its 16th century mansions, churches and convents, the 500 yr. old city, nestled between 3 volcanoes, is just a walk away. Our Experience Antigua Group Walking Tour will grant you access to some of the most incredible landmarks of Antigua including: San Francisco church and ruins, Santo Domingo ruins, La Merced church and ruins, the street with the famous Arch, buildings around the Main Square (Municipality, Palace, Cathedral), and Casa de Jade's Jade Museum.
per adult from
3 to 4 hours
What's included :
- All Fees and Taxes
- Bottled water
- Entry/Admission - Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande
- Entry/Admission - Casa del Jade
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande, Calle Oriente,1a Avenida Sur 7a, Antigua 03001 Guatemala
From Casa El Jaulon we will walk down 1a Avenida Sur to San Francisco el Grande to first enjoy the amazing view from the second floor then visit the museum and the church's tomb.
Duration: 25 minutes
Pass By: Tanque de la Union, Calle oriente 6a Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala
This historic meeting place was as a laundry for people to wash their clothes during colonial times and is still used today.
Pass By: Hermano Pedro's Hospital, Avenida La Recoleccion # 4, Antigua 03001 Guatemala
Hermano Pedro became recognized for taking the sick and abandoned off the streets and physically carrying them to his hospital on his shoulders. He regularly traveled the streets wearing the tattered rags of those he served, ringing his bell to ask for donations to feed and clothe those he was caring for. All Guatemalans love Hermano Pedro (Brother Peter) and his selfless acts of kindness. Today, the hospital continues its Franciscan tradition and takes in those in need of help and care.
Pass By: The Plaza Central Park, Plaza Mayor City Center, Antigua 03001 Guatemala
Once the plaza was buzzing with activity. Vendors traveling from every region bringing goods and products to Antigua’s center used the plaza for the city’s market. A water reservoir appeared in the 1500’s to water the horses, but the well know Fountain of the Sirens did not appear until the 1700’s. Later the plaza was used as the main bus terminal, but was finally moved along with the market just outside of the city.
The city’s center finally received its current identification of Central Park in the 20th century when the local government transformed the plaza into what it is today. Similar to a European park, trees were planted with statues of Greek goddesses adorned the gardens.
Pass By: Arco de Santa Catalina, 5a Avenida Norte 28, Antigua 03001 Guatemala
The Santa Catalina Arch (Arco de Santa Catalina) is likely the most distinguishable landmark within Antigua, Guatemala. The iconic saffron colored arch is located on 5th Avenue North near the Main Square over looked by the Agua Volcano. The arch was built with the purpose of connecting the Convent of Santa Catalina Virgen y Mártir to a school in 1693. This allowed the cloistered nuns to remain secluded and unseen while moving about the city, as they were forbidden to interact with the public. With growing numbers of convent members the covered footbridge, the Santa Catalina Arch, was the perfect solution for keeping the spirit of seclusion. Today, the Arco de Santa Catalina is the Antigua’s most photographed attraction and a traditional rendezvous for New Year’s and Holy Week celebrations.
Pass By: Iglesia de La Merced, 5a Avenida Norte y 1a Calle Poniente Centro Histórico, Antigua 03001 Guatemala
The church of La Merced boasts an intricately crafted baroque façade that reveals extraordinary stucco work created by the hands of talented Guatemalan artisans. It was one of Guatemala’s first male monastaries and was held by the Mercedian order. Inside the convent, visitors can admire Antigua’s largest water fountain.
Stop At: Casa del Jade, 4 Calle Oriente # 10 Edificio El Jaulon, Antigua 03001 Guatemala
Learn about the mystical gem of love and eternal life, Jade, the stone of heaven. Revered by ancestral cultures more than gold. A true treasure of Guatemala. Museum, workshop, and shop.
Duration: 15 minutes
Departure Point :4a Calle Oriente 10, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.