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Calle Poniente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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This grand palace, parts of which are still in various stages of restoration, is home to several government offices.
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Calle Poniente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Calle Poniente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looks amazing during the day but be sure to return at night to see it lit up. Also climb to the second floor for wonderful views of the Cathedral and park which was lit up for Christmas!

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A building with a lot of history, in the Square where the Cathedral, the Ayuntamiento and the Park are. This is the way spaniards used to do the layout of cities.

Thank Maria Olga T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building with all of its arches is just an amazing site to see. located right next to the Antigua central park you sit on a park bench and just look at all the detail put into this structure.

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This is a wonderful building to visit during the day, but it looks absolutely amazing all lit up at night! To that regard, there are usually a lot of street vendors sleeping under the shelter of the arches at night. We walked through there several...More

Thank Todd G
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is one of the main buildings in Antigua's Central Park and a great photographic spot. If you can go at dusk when the building is illuminated but the sky is still blue it makes for a wonderful background.

Thank Brad H
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The facade is the main attraction here. During colonial times it was a happening place, but now it houses miscellaneous but obscure government and other business offices. Hard to tell what really goes on in there as the doors are generally shut, opening briefly sometimes...More

Thank DudesAdrift
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is a pretty cool building with a lovely facade right next to the central park. We went to the museum situated inside the building which was pretty interesting as well.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Lovely building with great architecture. Sadly we could only see it from the outside. We were told that it is very beautiful at night as it is lit up. So if we return to Antigua we will check it out at night and maybe see...More

Thank J-W
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is a large and old official building. Because it is next to the city center park with it's people and fountain it is worth a trip if in the area. It sure was not the highlight of our trip by any means.

Thank emcman
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The palace is just in the middle of the city. It is impossible to miss. One should definitely see it in the night. It is impressive.

Thank Shimnik
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