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This town square, with tree-lined streets and old colonial buildings, is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists.
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Plaza Mayor | City Center, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago

El Parque Central(Central town park) is located right in the center of town.There is the fountain where vendors sell goods, and where families bring their 15 year olds to take photos for their Quinceanera. A lot of tourists can spent time here to watch local...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank betty l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a great meal I took a walk to the park and spent an hour people watching. From the tourist walking through, the street vendors hawking their wares, and the locals there was plenty to watch.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 90clarkk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the things I enjoy the most while visiting Antigua is having a cup of coffee and simply sitting at one of the benches across from the water fountain. It amazes me how many of the vendors do it with such charm, you can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank caligirl0105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

People watching, great coffee shops, vendors, great place for kids, near church. This is the place for New Years! Lanterns get lit and let off to float in the night sky! Firework show is amazing!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MiguelCC23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Your classic center of the city square/park in Latin America. Everything radiates out from here. I recommend Antigua Tours which has a satellite office here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dewitt2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a nice place to visit. There are lots of Mayan women selling items. It wasn't a bother when I told them I wasn't interested in buying anything.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the central of Antigua and it’s gorgeous but vibe is different at different times of the day. For instance at the beginning of the day it’s basically locals and some tourists and at four pm it’s crowded. It has the most famous architect’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Teacher2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Plaza in Antigua is the heart of the city and there is always much going on; particularly around Christmas. Nearby you can get just about anything in terms of food and drink and also there are a number of churches and cathedrals in walking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
7  Thank WilliamThomas
Reviewed December 4, 2018

We enjoyed walking to the park everyday. It was our starting point each day when leaving the hotel. People watching, buying from the locals and eating was fun. Sometimes the vendors were aggressive but a "no gracias" generally allowed you to continue on.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Patricia G
Reviewed November 30, 2018

Practically anytime during the day or night this was a gathering place for families, couples or workers. Was a great place to people watch.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Drew E | Reviewed this property |
You'll find that most places in Central America will take U.S. currency but you will most likely get a better conversion rate if you have the countries local currency ( Guatemala Quetzal)