Wander the cobblestone streets of La Antigua and connect with Guatemala’s and Latin American enthralling past. This is where Spanish Conquistadores made strategic plannin for the future of the region centuries ago and where legendary craftsman created some of the world’s most exquisite monuments.
Founded in 1543, La Antigua stands as one of the best conserved colonial settlements on the continent. And when you stay at Porta Antigua, located three blocks south from the Parque Central (or Central Plaza), you’re only steps away from the most fascinating attractions in this amazing city.
Experience the spectacular San José Cathedral, fascinating museums, remarkable ruins and other attractions that will impress even the most seasoned travelers. La Antigua Guatemala has developed a reputation as one of the world´s most fascinating cities. The community was awarded the Wanderlust Travel Award for Top City in 2009 and more than 25,000 readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine have chosen La Antigua Guatemala as one of the Top Ten Cities on the continent consecutively over the past five years.
Marvel at exquisite paintings in the Colonial Art Museum, visit the Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo or the Capuchinas convent venture into the stunning Church and Convent of San Francisco and then mingle with locals at nearby markets, cafes or at the Central Plaza. Adventure-lovers will also discover an array of exciting attractions just outside La Antigua Guatemala. Watch local wildlife while admiring miles of lush trees and colorful flora during a guided canopy walk, tour a Macadamia nut plantation or visit a coffee plantation.
For assistance with arranging tours, recreational activities or anything else you might want to experience during your visit to La Antigua Guatemala, please ask our warm and friendly staff or our tour desk located in the lobby of the hotel.
The centennial traditions of the Christian faith of the churches of La Antigua Guatemala stir with the scent of incense and the majestic carpets of flowers or sawdust, filling the atmosphere of La Antigua Guatemala with a call to the devotion. Visit every Friday a special altar in different church and every Sunday, processions coming out of different churches. Participate or be witness of the fervor of the activities of Holly Week and the colorful parade of suits, carpets and pennants that proclaim the most important festivity in La Antigua Guatemala.
Witness the beautiful decorations in atrium crosses and churches in this important day, and participate of this beautiful ceremony in one of the most important hills of the colonial city.
Participate of this solemn celebration in the Cathedral. The Dance of Giants that is carried out in front of the religious building is a tradition with centuries of antiquity.
The Official Celebration in honor of the Saint of La Antigua Guatemala. Delight yourself with local plates and have a pleasant afternoon with the whole community in the streets.
The former day’s celebrations extend one day more, now to honor the day of San Cristobal, right in the middle of heart of The Antigua Guatemala.
One of the most prominent parties in La Antigua Guatemala due to the historical importance of the Saint’s veneration, to whom even nowadays are attributed many miracles.
The patriotic sense and the Guatemalan pride are the main characters of cheerful parades and band competitions in the whole region of Sacatepéquez, with the joyful music of school bands manifesting the celebration of the Independence celebration in La Antigua Guatemala.
The more converged and famous square of La Antigua Guatemala dedicates this day to the kids, which can have an unforgettable day with activities and all kind of celebrations.
Solemn notes that rise from diverse instruments intoning master pieces dating from the Baroque period, in a concert that moves the very fibers of the soul, taking place in the beginning of November at All Saint’s Day.
Experience the jaw dropping 60 foot wide handmade kies at the neigboring community of Sumpango. It's a great feast, tradition and competition.
Fire up the joy of the streets in this neighbourhood of La Antigua Guatemala, in preparation for December festivities.
A reminder of Saint Mary, Joseph and the Boy Jesus journey, in one of the most beautiful celebrations of La Antigua Guatemala. Accompany the pilgrims; participate then with devotion and taste all kind of delicious typical food special for the occasion.
Famous Nativity scenes are staged in, representations of the coming of Jesus to our world, are prepared and admired in these days. Many of the used images date back to the city’s Colonial Period.