Antigua, is classified as a city. However, its population of some 35,000 plus inhabitants, makes it more like a bustling old age town. Located in the central highlands of Guatemala, its altitude of 1,530 meters or 5,020 feet means that the weather is mild with warm, clear days and cooler nights.
Antigua was the original capital city of Central America formed in March 10th, 1543. The city grew and reached its largest population of some 60,000 people. However, the location was prone to many severe earthquakes and the Capital was moved to Guatemala City in 1776.
Antigua is a protected World Heritage Site by UNESCO. All street are cobblestone and architecture is 17-18th century colonial. There are some thirty churches, some in ruins. Churches and buildings have a Spanish Baroque flavor.
Current day Antigua boasts restaurants of International cuisine and an expat population from all over the world.
This is a delightful small city, a step back in time. The city is in a magnificent valley, surrounded by three large volcanoes; Volcan de Agua, Volcan Acatenago and Volcan deFuego.
Guatemala City is the most modern city in Central America, providing the visitor, of numerous activities, such as modern and colonial sites, skyscrappers, museums, tours, colonial churches, n…
Antigua, is classified as a city. However, its population of some 35,000 plus inhabitants, makes it more like a bustling old age town. Located in the central highlands of Guatemala, its altit…