Get acquainted with the colonial treasures of Antigua on a 3-hour afternoon walking tour. Replete with charming churches and brightly colored buildings, the UNESCO-listed city of Antigua is ideal to explore by foot. Alongside your guide, you’ll stroll past landmarks such as La Merced Cathedral and the Cathedral of San Francisco while listening to history-rich commentary. See, too, the recognizable yellow Santa Catalina Arch, backed by the mighty Agua volcano, and Palacio del Ayuntamiento. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
Greet your guide at your Antigua accommodation to begin exploring the charming city. As you walk towards Parque Central — the city’s green lung — you’ll receive an introduction to Antigua’s colonial history.
At Parque Central, you’ll behold a plethora of impressive landmarks; gaze at the elaborate architecture of Palacio de las Capitanes Generales, Palacio del Ayuntamiento and the Mermaid’s Fountain, a structure that represents the legend of a king whose daughter refused to nurse their children.
Next, head inside the beautiful La Merced Cathedral — whose grand Baroque façade was constructed in the 16th-centruy — and admire the elaborate belfry, smooth columns and glittering altarpiece.
Conclude your tour with a visit to the Santa Catalina Arch, one of Antigua’s most famous structures, and admire the dramatic backdrop of the Agua volcano. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your Antigua hotel.