Antigua holidays are full of history and culture. Founded in 1543, Antigua’s colonial charm has endured and now attracts modern-day visitors to stroll among its attractive streets.
Set in front of a backdrop of three towering volcanoes, Antigua is one of Guatemala’s most beautiful cities and is full of historical sites and vibrant, traditional culture. A former capital of Guatemala, its colourful streets are adorned in pastels and veer between rustic colonial charm and beautifully renovated residences – many of which have been converted into luxurious boutique pousadas, or hotels. Antigua has a lively market trade which remains an integral part of daily life – many people walk from miles around to attend the markets, where traditional textiles, locally-grown produce, clothing and even livestock are bought and sold – it’s a rite of passage to have a go at haggling here.
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