Step onto the cobblestone-clad streets of colonial Antigua for this flexible-length walking tour. Stroll the streets of this UNESCO World Heritage site as you visit top landmarks like the ‘Ayuntamiento’ (City Hall Palace), Palace of the Captain’s General, the main cathedral and Santo Domingo, a well-known hotel and cultural center. A final stop at a local jade factory provides additional insight into Guatemala’s Mayan culture.
Walking tour of the architecture and history of Antigua
Stroll the cobblestone streets of this charming UNESCO World Heritage site
Learn about Antigua's Spanish colonial history at the ‘Ayuntamiento’ (City Hall Palace) and Palace of the Captain’s General
Visit San Francisco Church, home of the remains of Brother Peter, Guatemala’s only saint
Explore Santo Domingo, a one-time monastery and now a 5-star hotel
Get a taste of Mayan culture during a stop at a jade factory
Depart from Antigua’s main square at your chosen departure time in the morning or afternoon for an exploration of the city’s wealth of cobblestone streets, colonial buildings and numerous religious structures and churches. Stop by the ‘Ayuntamiento’ (City Hall Palace) and see the Palace of the Captain’s General. You’ll also check out Antigua’s main cathedral, a structure which lies in ruins due to a series of strong earthquakes in the 18th century. Continue your Antigua visit by learning about the city’s strong Catholic roots. You’ll see the remains of Brother Peter, Guatemala’s only saint, at San Francisco Church, then continue to Santo Domingo a one-time monastery that’s been partially converted into a hotel. Finish your walking trip by stopping at a local jade factory, where you’ll get a quick introduction to the wealth of Mayan culture found in this Central American country. Finish your trip back at Antigua’s main square.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, May 2018
This tour with Erwin was exceptional! Put your walking shoes on and get ready for the most interesting tour that covers all of Antigua. Erwin is full of history as he is also a teacher and has an answer for ever question. Aside from his tours, Erwin can also give rides to the airport from Antigua, just ask. Kelli and Britt
I had a wonderful experience with MB Guatemala Travel and their walking tour. Erwin was our guide. He was so knowledgeable and proud of the rich history that Antigua has to offer. Aside from learning about the city, Erwin pointed out many must do sites to visit while I was on his tour. That helped me plan for the remaining few weeks of my time here. Overall, he made me feel like a welcomed friend rather than a tourist. Erwin spent some time living in the States so his English is perfect!! I so enjoyed every moment and will recommend this Viator tour to all that I meet!
Brilliant tour providing a wonderful insight into the history of the city which we would not have got otherwise. Erwin was fantastic and knowledgeable and took us to some great spots for photos too. He also provided water along the way and entry into the church ruins. Great value for money.