It is not surprising that the city of Antigua is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Central Africa and contains colonial churches, and ruins of 18th century baroque style monuments and buildings that are well preserved.
Surrounded by three large volcanoes that dominate its horizon, Antigua is 1500 meters above sea level and is blessed with a temperate climate. It has about 40,000 inhabitants, majority of who are involved in the agriculture and tourism industry. The city has suffered from floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions throughout its existence but still remains as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Guatemala. The city is located about 15 miles from the capital city of Guatemala, where you can take the bus or car to Antigua. La Aurora International Airport is about an hour away and is served by a number of international carriers.
Antigua is a city where you can relax, take a stroll along its cobbled streets, have coffee in one of the cafes that face the plaza, and take your sweet time visiting its attractions. Its top attractions include ChocoMuseo, Acatenango Volcano, Pacaya Volcano, Casa Santo Domingo, Arco de Santa Catalina, Church of San Francisco, Antigua Tabaco Compania, Convento de las Capuchinas, Museo Casa del Tejido, and Cerro de la Cruz. If you have a few more days to spend in the city, why not take Spanish lessons in its numerous language schools. Love the outdoors? You can go volcano hiking or mountain biking.
Antigua will fill your days with lots of activities and sights to visit. Call your travel agent and book a trip to the city that will captivate your heart and soul.