• Antigua Guatemala city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

    7 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    Thousands of visitors descend on Antigua for its famous Semana Santa celebrations over Easter, but this colonial gem is worth a visit at any time of year Cobblestone streets lined with brightly coloured colonial buildings, a jacaranda-wreathed central plaza, 16th-century ruins and with volcanoes surrounding it... Few cities in Latin America can match Antigua Guatemala for postcard prettiness. But this Unesco-listed city is about much more than surface-level charm and Instagram opportunities. Founded in 1543 as the seat of Spanish power in the region, it served as its cultural, religious...
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