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Guatemala's most important tourist destination, Antigua was once an important city in the Spanish empire and the administrative hub of all Central America. Caught between three volcanic cones and situated in a gorgeous valley, Antigua enchants with Baroque architecture and cobblestone streets and one of Latin America's most spectacular Semana Santa celebrations. Bars and restaurants are friendly and sophisticated, while excellent language schools and a large expat population further contribute to Antigua's cosmopolitan personality.
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St. John's

The market place is where you can get fresh fruits and vegetables locally grown....

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Foster City, California, USA

Beautiful little old Spanish colonial town surrounded by 3 volcanoes. Most prominent from the town is the Agua Volcano and it is the picturesque backdrop to this town. I heard and saw pics before of this town and decided to make the trip while I have an extra day in Guatemala city. Its about 1 hr shared van (collectivo) ride from the airport, $10 each way per person. The Collectivo will not leave until it has at least 3 passengers on board, or you can pay $30 for the one way ride if you're in a hurry.

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One of the most beautiful areas I've visited. The restaurants and cafes are great and if youbuave a little extra money, stay at panza verde.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Charming albeit slightly touristy...there's no lack of authentic beauty in Antigua with its wide cobblestone streets, colorful colonial buildings, and shadows of the towering volcanos.

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Stuttgart, Germany

busy colorfull city surrounded by mountains some volcanoes, realy a lot to visit, ruins of cathedrals brocken down by earthquake, restaurated houses, museums. because of the university there is some "nightlive". one of the touristic hot spots in Guatemala

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Arlington

I been there dozens of times, it's beautiful people, food and atmosphere really cheap too

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Sarasota, Florida

Antigua is a nice colonial looking town. I have been to a couple of colonial towns and prefer Cartagena, Colombia to Antigua but overall it's nice. There is tons to do here and you can take a trip to volcanoes and a lot of other day trips. If you are in Guatemala it's a tourist hot spot.

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Concord, California

Very cute town, fun night life and friendly people. Cobble stone street and charming shops.

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San Francisco

This is one of my favorite towns in central America. It is so colorful and the people and surrounding areas are great. It's a great place for someone looking to vier of the beaten path but still stay safe.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Beautiful colonial town about 45 minutes outside of Guatemala city. Mountainous and peaceful. Definitely worth a stop for a couple days on the way out to lake Atitlan.

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Aliases: Antigua Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, Antigua, guatemala, Antigua and Surrounds