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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
+502 7832 4801
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Central Park with its cobble stone street is a great place to just relax and people watch. There are trees for shade, a central fountain & benches, plus nearby vendors and restaurants. There is a gorgeous fountain as well as a beautiful church. It is...More

Thank browncondo2102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't want to miss this on a visit to this town. There are beautiful views in every direction. You will probably be approached by vendors with handicrafts, toys, etc. and by shoe shiners. Prices are negotiable and people are friendly and polite. Sometimes, the...More

Thank Cool_Breeze323
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's nice when you visit a place to find a spot to sit and watch the world go by, see the locals go about their daily business, tourists exploring, life happening. The Plaza Mayor is perfect for all the above!

Thank top_mango
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a great spot to bring a snack or a coffee and just sit and people watch. There's always something going on and it's usually full of people. If u a quiet park to read, pick another one. Be prepared to share your bench...More

Thank SarahSook
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is what makes Antigua, Antigua. The park is the center of the city, always bustling with activity. You will be solicited by street vendors to buy trinkets, toys etc. But that is part of the experience. Beautiful surroundings, great restaurants and shops nearby

Thank Steve C
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This typical, latin american main city plaza is just so full of life and people of all ages, we loved it! Even the mayan women selling their rebozos are enjoyable to talk and barter with. Since we were ther 4 days several of the women...More

Thank John J
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This park is well visited by tourists as well as citizens. I was excited to find local artisans displaying their crafts. I always prefer to purchase local art or local crafts rather than a T-shirt or the local shops who sell "local" made in China...More

Thank Nanci H
Reviewed August 18, 2018

It seems to be a gathering spot for tourists and locals. There are numerous vendors here trying to sell you their items. But it is a nice place to sit and people watch after walking on all of the cobblestones!

Thank Jane263
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

I love this park. You can sit and watch the world go by. Just have to be strong to resist all the street vendors.

Thank 53lesley2016
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

As we did! So much going on here. 1-2 blocks away from the semana Santa parade. Cool fountain. Picturesque building in the middle. Souvenir sellers. But not too many. Cafes/bars/restaurants all around. Great spot to sit on a bench and enjoy a coffee for an...More

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Rose F
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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)