is among the worlds best conserved colonial cities, it is
a magic and captivating small town that makes you feel time might
have stopped some 300 years ago. From its colonial architecture
to its beautiful surroundings; strolling through town on the cobblestone
streets, you will experience the splendors of ancient times!
Guatemala offers something for all travel tastes. Colonial history
that is always present combines with an array of cultural activities
which include art galleries and exhibits, performing arts, popular
arts, films, forums, and cultural tourism in general. EnjoyGuatemala
with its team of seasoned travel advisors can assist you with
hotel reservations in Antigua and the entire country of Guatemala
or set up a personal tour itinerary for you.
Guatemala was once the third most important Spanish colony in
the Americas. More than 30 monastic orders called Antigua home
and built stunning monasteries, convents and cathedrals in the
town. Its setting is majestic, nestled between three dramatic
volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango.
hosts the largest celebrations for Lent and Easter in the Western
Hemisphere. The history of the processions dates back to the early
1500s and began with the arrival of Don Pedro de Alvarado from
Spain. While many are attracted to the solemn religious fervor,
others enjoy the beautiful alfombras (sawdus carpets)
that are made along the processional routes.